What can an Oklahoma workplace discrimination attorney do for you? I am Oklahoma City employment law attorney Colby Addison, and we are discussing that very topic today.
A workplace discrimination attorney can help you make sure that your workplace is free from discrimination or, if you’ve been terminated, can help vindicate your rights. It’s important that you are aware of what types of discrimination are considered unlawful in the state of Oklahoma.
We are considered an at-will employment state, which means an employer can terminate an employee or treat an employee a certain way without much legal recourse. However, there are certain exceptions to that that you need to be aware of.
If you are terminated or treated differently in the workplace, subject to this type of discrimination based on your age, your sex, your color, your race, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or you’re subject to some form of retaliation.
Or you’re being treated differently because of your sexual orientation. It’s important that you do reach out to an attorney because what we can do is we can either reach out to your employer and let them know of your legal rights and recourse and hopefully protect you from any type of retaliation and ensure that your employer knows of your legal rights.
And if you have been subject to some sort of termination, because of such, we can start the process to ensure that you are on the right path to having your rights vindicated. There is a very short timeframe to take action.
Typically, you are required to take action within 180 to 300 days of the time in which you were subject to discrimination or termination. So time is of the essence. If you’ve waited too long, there could be a problem, and you may be barred from taking action moving forward.
If you have any questions about this or whether or not you’ve been subject to workplace discrimination in Oklahoma or any other Oklahoma employment rights topics, contact my office at Oklahomaworkersrights.com.