Utah Whistleblower Law
Recognizes a public policy exception to the at-will employment doctrine in tort.
- Touchard v. La-Z-Boy Inc., 148 P.3d 945 (Ut. 2006)
- UT Code § 67-21-1–9 (public employees)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Utah have a False Claims Act (FCA)?
Yes. The Utah False Claims Act covers fraud in any area in which state funds are misappropriated.
Does the Utah FCA have a whistleblower provision?
No. The state of Utah has not adopted any acts or statutes that contain qui tam or whistleblower provisions. There are no opportunities for whistleblower awards at this time.
Does Utah recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?
Yes. In Utah, an employer may not terminate an employee in a manner or for a reason that violates a clear and substantial public policy.