U.S. Employee Discrimination Laws

Congress enacted a series of statutes in the 1960’s through the early 1990’s to control the pervasive problem of employment discrimination. These statutes include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 […]

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Employment Agreements Explained

Employment Agreements Explained Confusion tends to exist among people about what constitutes an agreement. An agreement does not necessarily have to be in writing. It can also be oral. However, in the employment context, most employment relationships are not based on a written contract. An employee can be hired and fired at-will for any reason […]

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Understanding Wrongful Discharge

Wrongful Discharge “The doctrine of employment-at-will is firmly embedded in the common law of Oklahoma. Under this doctrine, an employee with an employment contract of indefinite duration is at liberty to leave his or her employment for any reason or no reason without incurring liability to the employer. Notions of fundamental fairness underlie the concept […]

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