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Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • Can an Oklahoma employer require direct deposit for wages?

    The proliferation of technology seems to be constantly accelerating. Only 20 years ago, the nascent internet was almost exclusively the refuge of academic institutions and technology enthusiasts. Now, practically every segment of the population has some sort of online presence, even if it's only to receive and send e-mail. Similarly, in bygone years, it was the norm that employees would receive ...
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  • Can one file a workplace discrimination lawsuit in Oklahoma?

    This blog has previously discussed the various forms of employment discrimination that Oklahoma and federal law forbid, along with the process used to file a claim with the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But, what if that doesn't work, or if a worker wants to file a suit and have their day in court? When discussing workplace discrimination ...
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  • Court in Oklahoma denies summary judgment in employment case

    A case before a federal court in Oklahoma dealing with a college professor's claims of employment discrimination and retaliation will go forward towards trial. The court recently denied the university's motion for summary judgment in the employment law case. The case reveals some reasons employers need to have solid social media policies in place for their employees. The case is a result of the ...
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  • How does Oklahoma evaluate sexual harassment claims?

    In the past, we have touched on the legal definition of sexual harassment as given by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Oklahoma's Human Rights Commission. To recap, sexual harassment occurs when requests for sexual favors, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or unwelcome sexual advances are a condition of employment or affect the status of an employee within the ...
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