What is an at-will employee? I’m Oklahoma Workers’ Rights lawyer Lindsay McDowell. Oklahoma is an at-will state and that means an employer can terminate an employee for any reason other than a discriminatory reason.
So, what are those discriminatory reasons? Well, they include terminating you for your race, your gender, or your religion. If you’ve made a complaint to your employer that you’re concerned they’re doing something that’s unsafe or something that violates public policy, you cannot be terminated for that.
It’s important to know that you can’t be terminated for pregnancy either. The law protects you in this area. Additionally, if you are over 40 years old, you can’t be terminated for your age. There are specific protections in place to ensure that older employees are not discriminated against based on their age.
Other Important Considerations
Aside from the above discriminatory reasons, there are also reasons related to health and medical leave that are important to check into. If you need to take time off from work due to a health condition or to care for a family member, you have rights and protections.
If any of the issues mentioned above apply to your situation, it’s crucial to understand your rights and seek the advice of a qualified attorney. I’m here to help you navigate through this complex area of employment law and provide you with the guidance you need.
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Now I would love to discuss with you those reasons and answer any questions you have. If you’re facing a potential wrongful termination or have concerns about your rights as an employee, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact me at oklahomaworkersrights.com. I’m Lindsay McDowell, an Oklahoma wrongful termination attorney, and I hope to talk to you soon.