In order for a discrimination claim to be considered valid, the employer typically must have taken tangible negative employment-related action against the employee. This action can include termination, demotion, layoff, pay or benefits decrease, and failure to promote. Traditionally, negative performance reviews or unpleasant/unreceptive treatment without other action is insufficient to prove discrimination. Also, the employer’s negative action must be specifically motivated by the employee’s protected class status (ex: sex, race, age, national origin). Unfortunately, Oklahoma employment law does not cover all unfair or unjust treatment from an employer–it solely covers unlawful treatment.
Types of Tulsa Employment Discrimination
Both Federal and Oklahoma anti-discrimination laws provides employees with protections from these main types of discrimination:
- National origin
- Disability (physical, mental, emotional)
- Discrimination against membership in the Armed Services
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE WRONGFULLY TERMINATED
Tulsa workplace discrimination attorney Frank Hagedorn has in-depth understanding of employers’ tactics, as well as their settlement strategies and the leverage they use against employees in these situations. Frank Hagedorn is committed to assisting employees who are subjected to all forms of illegal discrimination. If you believe that you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination tactics in the workplace, having an experienced Tulsa workplace discrimination attorney on your side is important.
Things to Consider Regarding Discrimination
- File a complaint to the manager and HR stating that you believe you’re the victim of unlawful discrimination.
- Be sure to submit your complaint in writing, or follow-up with an email if you’re complaint was verbal.
- Make sure to include evidence that the discrimination was as a result of your protected class status.
- Do not quit your job.
- If discrimination continues, make sure to contact the EEOC or Oklahoma Workforce Commission, and seek legal advice from a Tulsa employment lawyer prior to filing a complaint through the EEOC or Oklahoma Workforce Commission.
With over 35 years of Tulsa workplace discrimination attorney experience, I have seen firsthand the grief and stress that comes with discrimination, and will work tirelessly for my clients to achieve their goals. It is imperative to consult a an attorney immediately following an incident. Therefore, I make myself available to schedule appointments around my clients needs.