EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEYS IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA
Enduring or even witnessing the unfair treatment of coworkers can be difficult to handle. Though multiple bills have been signed into law to prevent such discrimination from happening, it continues to persist. Regardless of how you are being discriminated against, we will be there for you to fight for justice.
At the Law Offices of Jeff Martin in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we strive to stand up for the underdogs and help them seek equality and fairness in the workplace. If you believe to have been discriminated against at work, contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation with an experienced employment discrimination attorney. We have more than 40 years of combined experience and knowledge of the many laws that surround workplace discrimination.
Workplace Anti-Discrimination Laws
On the national level, there have been numerous laws put into place to protect the rights of employees, dating back more than 55 years.
Equal Pay Act - 1963: This law amended the Fair Labor Standards Act and prohibits employers and unions from paying different salaries to different sexes performing equal work.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: In addition to equal opportunity for women, Title VII protects those treated unequally because of their race, color, religion, and national origin.
Other laws put into place to fight discrimination include The Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1968, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.
The Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act
Oklahoma has passed a state law that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information. Though the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act applies to both public and private sector employees, it does not apply to religious organizations.
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, are the victim of employer retaliation, or are in the middle of a wage dispute, you are not alone. Between 1997 and 2018, more than 900,000 discrimination complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
You may have a chance at fighting back against those that wronged you, especially with our knowledge and experience at your side. To properly identify whether or not your employer actually broke any of these laws, an attorney can help you better understand different types of discrimination in the workplace.
7 Common Types of Discrimination
Unfortunately, people have faced employment discrimination for various unjust reasons. Here are the most common examples of workplace discrimination:
Age discrimination: if you were fired so the company could hire a younger, cheaper employee in your place.
Disability discrimination examples include failing to hire someone based on physical abilities or firing someone because they weren’t given adequate training materials based on their mental impairments.
National origin discrimination can look like teasing a coworker about their home country or accent.
Race and color discrimination can occur when a white male is promoted for a position even though a person of color was the clear choice based on performance and merit.
Religious discrimination: if you’re not allowed to take part in collective worship at certain times of the day, you would be experiencing this type of prejudice.
Sex discrimination is seen often on paper where a male employee gets paid more than his female coworker in the same position with the same responsibilities.
Pregnancy discrimination happens if you weren’t hired because you are about to have a baby, or if you weren’t given your annual raise because you’re about to go on maternity leave.
There are no laws — on the federal or Oklahoma state level — that protect those that were mistreated because they are a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Despite this, if you believe that was a cause of your employment discrimination, we will still review your case and work hard to fight for you.
These cases can be emotional, dehumanizing, and difficult to work through, especially if your employer fights back with the claim that it did not happen. To make sure your rights as an employee are protected against those who see you differently because of your sex, color of your skin, upbringing, or religious affiliation, our attorneys will be there to be your voice and advocate.
You deserve to be treated better.
EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY SERVING TULSA, OKLAHOMA
At the Law Offices of Jeff Martin, we take pride in standing up for what’s right. Facing employment discrimination because of your race, age, national origin, sex, or religion at work is against the law, and we will do everything we can to fight for a positive resolution to your matter. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.