Brinton Wilkins

Brinton Wilkins

Kirton McConkie PC

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Where Title VII, electrical utility market, and Peter Rabbit meet

In 1902, Beatrix Potter published “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” It was an unexpected success, and by the time she passed away, she had published 23 books and secured for herself both a handsome income and a place in the history...more

6/11/2014 - Civil Rights Act Employer Liability Issues Sex Discrimination Title VII Utilities Sector

Utah Employment Law Letter: April 2014: Title VII: To protect and serve? Harassment claim sent back to Utah court

You may have heard the term “summary judgment.” It means that if the facts of a case are so clear that only one outcome is possible at trial, a court will forgo a trial and decide the case. This process ensures that resources...more

4/16/2014 - Civil Rights Act Employer Liability Issues Harassment Summary Judgment Title VII

Utah Employment Law Letter - November 2013: SEX DISCRIMINATION: Employer vs. employee perception in gender discrimination claims

Philosophers argue endlessly about “Truth” with a capital “T,” but most people will likely never comprehend that kind of “truth.” Rather, we all view and interpret the world and our experiences through a complex set of lenses...more

11/11/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Utah Employment Law Letter - October 2013: EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT: How a police officer hanged himself with a bracelet

Police officers have a tough job. They have to deal with people at their worst, and they always need to be wary of potential threats and dangers. Because of this stress and given the unique authority they possess, it’s...more

10/4/2013 - Excessive Force Hiring & Firing Police Police Misconduct Termination

Utah Employment Law Letter - August 2013: Sex Discrimination Unwelcome Labor Pains: Pregnancy Discrimination Under Title VII

When it was originally passed, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not prohibit pregnancy-related discrimination. That changed when the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) was enacted as an amendment to Title VII in...more

8/13/2013 - Civil Rights Act Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Sex Discrimination Title VII

Utah Employment Law Letter - July 2013: Reasonable Accommodations: The glass may be half empty, but at least it isn’t leaking

According to Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong will. That’s not exactly a positive statement, especially for employers that have to deal with upset employees who see a lawsuit as a big payday. However, there are things...more

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