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Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • What is a 'prima facie' case in a wrongful termination suit?

    Several weeks back, this blog discussed the way the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers federal courts in Oklahoma, approaches lawsuits for wrongful termination based upon discrimination when the claim is predicated on circumstantial evidence. We looked at a three-part burden shifting test the court used, following precedent from the U.S. Supreme Court. This week, let's take a look ...
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  • State or federal anti-discrimination claim in Oklahoma?

    About a month ago, this blog discussed the fact that when it comes to filing an employment discrimination suit in a court of law, there may be a requirement to 'exhaust all administrative remedies.' In the context of federal court, this means getting a notice of right to sue from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, as we pointed out then, the State of Oklahoma also has an ...
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  • Questions in Oklahoma job interviews that may be discriminatory

    This blog has discussed previously the several types of discrimination in employment that are illegal under federal and Oklahoma law. These include discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, ethnicity, age or disability. We have also touched on the fact that discrimination is illegal both in the workplace itself and in the process of deciding which employees to promote or which to hire in ...
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  • How common is sexual harassment and discrimination in Oklahoma?

    In previous posts we have examined the basics of sexual harassment claims against employers. We have talked about the fact that to be a violation, there does not necessarily have to be a request for a quid pro quo exchange of sexual acts for career advancement or hiring; simply creating an intimidating or hostile working environment is often enough. Further, as Oklahoma lists sexual harassment as ...
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