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Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • Wrongful terminations lawsuits may be subject to three-part test

    We have discussed before the ability of Oklahoma residents to potentially bring lawsuits in federal court due to unlawful termination based upon discrimination. Generally, these lawsuits rely on Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act to set out a cause of action against the putatively guilty employer. But, how do courts decide whether a person has been terminated for an illegal reason in a ...
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  • Does an Oklahoma employer have to give time off to vote?

    While national elections are still a year away, primary campaign season for both the Republican and Democratic parties is heating up. With many of the myriad of candidates in the news every day, Oklahoma residents may be beginning to contemplate how he or she may cast their ballots in the primaries next spring, the general election the following fall and local elections that take place every year. ...
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  • What is 'exhaustion of administrative remedies' in Oklahoma?

    Oklahoma law does not recognize a private cause of action that can be filed in the state's courts for discrimination in the workplace, with the exception of those cases which involve discrimination on the basis of disability. We also touched on the interplay between federal and state courts, and how the process of pursuing a claim may be different, depending on the venue. The federal and state ...
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  • How expansive is sexual harassment law in Oklahoma?

    Previously, this blog discussed the basics of what sexual harassment claims entail, as well as some of the requirements to file a claim with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Deciding to file such a claim can be a difficult and disconcerting position to be in for employees who simply want to be able to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. With that said, there are a few ...
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