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Blog Posts in September, 2014

  • What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace?

    The issue of sexual harassment continues to be a serious one, both in Oklahoma and around the country. While sometimes seen as harmless teasing by certain people, sexual harassment is a real problem, and there can be serious consequences for employers that do not take allegations of it seriously. If you hate or fear going to your job because of comments or other words or actions on the part of ...
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  • Is age discrimination prohibited by law?

    Most Oklahomans are probably aware that employers are not allowed to discriminate in the hiring and promotion of employees on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion. Some may wonder, however, if there are other categories of people against whom an employer may not discriminate. In fact, there are several, but one of the less well-known categories is that of age. Title 29 of the U.S. Code ...
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  • 10th Circuit upholds claim for retaliation

    Some residents of Oklahoma may be familiar with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the federal court responsible for handling appeals from decisions made in the district courts in several states, including Oklahoma. As such, decisions made in the 10th Circuit can affect legal precedent in this state, even if a case is originally from another one of the states in the circuit. Recently, an ...
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  • What is the meaning of 'disabled' for ADA purposes?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal statute that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in various situations. One of the most important effects of the ADA is that it prevents employers from discriminating against the people whom it employs, or prospective employees, because of a disability. However, residents of Oklahoma may not be aware of the definition of ...
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