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Blog Posts in November, 2014

  • How do I file a discrimination claim with EEOC in Oklahoma?

    Under federal law, in most cases, before one can file a lawsuit against an employer for discrimination, one must have first filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC.) The question then arises, how does one go about filing such a charge? The website for the Oklahoma City office of the EEOC indicates that while it is not necessary to have an appointment ...
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  • When is an Oklahoma employer responsible for sexual harassment?

    Oklahoma residents may be generally aware that there exist laws and regulations that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. What may be less familiar to them, is what constitutes sexual harassment, and when one's employer is legally responsible for such activities. It is important that employees know their rights and when their employer is accountable. Sexual harassment in Oklahoma is ...
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  • How can I file a workplace discrimination claim in Oklahoma?

    Discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender or disability is illegal under both Oklahoma and federal law. However, the way to receive redress for such discrimination may vary, depending on the type of discrimination that occurred. One can file a claim for discrimination either with the state agency, called the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission (OHRC), or ...
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  • How is a hostile work environment defined in Oklahoma?

    We have previously discussed a couple different types of sexual harassment or discrimination that can occur in the context of one's employment. The first is that of quid pro quo harassment. This type of illegal activity occurs when there is a specific this for that trade demanded from an employee, such as sexual favors for promotion or in order to avoid the loss of a job. While this type of ...
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  • Workers claim Chipotle broke wage & hour laws

    A nation-wide restaurant chain is in the news recently because some of its employees are claiming that the business required them to perform work while "off-the-clock." Chipotle Mexican Grill, which shares an ownership group with the ubiquitous McDonald's fast food chain, is being accused of making workers work without pay, including Oklahoma workers. Chipotle, which has locations throughout ...
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