Employment Lawyers in Oklahoma City
Competent Representation for Employees & Employers Facing Legal Issues
Employment law is a large legal practice area that involves how the employer-employee relationship is conducted in the workplace. This legal field includes local, state, and federal laws that establish the rights and obligations of both employees and employers.
Why Does OK Have Employment Laws?
The general purpose of employment law is to provide fair and safe working conditions in the workplace and to give every qualified person equal opportunity to obtain employment. Various state and federal agencies have been established to oversee and enforce these laws, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and others. These laws cover many issues relevant to this relationship of employees and employers, such as:
- Discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
- Retirement plans and benefits.
- Occupational safety.
Oklahoma Discrimination Law
Employees are protected by Oklahoma's Anti-Discrimination Act (OK Stat. Tit. 25 Sec. 1301 et seq.). This law prohibits employers from engaging in any hiring practices or work practices that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, color, genetic information.
If you believe you have experienced this violation in the workplace it is imperative that you call an attorney who is experienced in employment law immediately.
At Mazaheri Law Firm, our capable Oklahoma City employment law lawyers represent both employees with grievances as well as employers who need assistance with any aspect of this legal field. Our firm has built a reputation throughout the area for personalized and competent legal services. We provide guidance and representation that is straightforward, professional, and ethical. We believe in giving you realistic expectations regarding your case based on our extensive understanding and experience in handling employment law issues both inside and outside the courtroom.
Our firm assists and represents employees and employers in cases involving:
- Discrimination. These involve violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars discrimination against job applicants and employees based on many categories of protected characteristics such as national origin, color, religion, age, disability, military status, and more.
- Race discrimination. This type of discrimination is a violation of federal law.
- Pregnancy discrimination. Employers cannot discriminate against you due to pregnancy or childbirth.
- Retaliation. Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees for reporting harassment or misconduct in the workplace, filing worker’s compensation claims, or reporting illegal activity.
- Severance agreements. These include the drafting, negotiating, and reviewing of contracts for workers and employers as well as evaluation of non-compete, non-solicitation clauses.
- Unpaid wages. These include violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), unpaid overtime, misclassifications, minimum wage violations, hour violations, and more.
- Whistleblower retaliation. Employers cannot discipline or terminate employees for reporting illegal activities in the workplace.
- Sexual harassment. These claims involve sexual intimidation, sexual favors, lewd jokes, sexual assault, work pornography, and more.
- Same-Sex discrimination. We handle cases involving discrimination against LGBT individuals by employers through sexual stereotyping.
- Breach of employment contract. We can represent you in issues ranging from breach of confidentiality to breach of conduct, breach of compensation, and more.
- Executive compensation. We have extensive experience creating and vetting compensation packages to help you come to mutually-beneficial deals.
- Management/Employer advisement and representation before the EEOC and other administrative agencies.
- Employer litigation in federal and state court.
- In-office staff training, sexual harassment training, Title VII discrimination training, diversity and inclusion training.
Work with a Highly-Reputable Oklahoma City Legal Team
At Mazaheri Law Firm, we have broad knowledge of state and federal laws as well as administrative regulations that affect workers and employers across many industries. We have represented workers ranging from undocumented employees to professional workers and high-level executives. We have also represented employers that have included small business owners as well as large corporations, landowners, and commercial and residential property owners. Our firm is a leader in handling all employment law issues throughout the greater Oklahoma City area.
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Do RightWe do what is right and ethical, always, even when it would be easier not to. That means putting a client’s best interest ahead of what they may want to hear. We value being straightforward about their legal needs and our legal opinion. We balance compassion and tough love when we need to.
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