Posts made in December, 2011


Fired due to your age?


Posted By on Dec 29, 2011

Can I be legally fired due to my age? The answer is “no”, as long as you are adequately performing your job and your job isn’t eliminated due to the economy. Oklahoma is an “at will” employment state. But, you can’t be fired if the reason for your termination violates a pubic policy. And, firing someone just because they are over 40 or the employer wants to bring in “new, younger blood”,...

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Is Family Medical Leave Paid?


Posted By on Dec 16, 2011

Does federal law commonly known as FMLA, short for the Family Medical Leave Act, provide for “paid” leave from work? The short answer is “no”. If the employee in question qualifies for protection under the Act (the employer has the required minimum number of employees, the employee has worked for that employer for the minimum required period of time and the employee’s health event qualifies under the Act), the employee is entitled to...

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Vacation Time for Religious Holidays?


Posted By on Dec 16, 2011

Can my employer make me take vacation time for religious holidays? Or, is that discrimination? Short answer to both: “maybe”. Discrimination based upon one’s religion in the work place is fact specific to the tenets of your sincere religious beliefs and the requirements of your job. In this instance, one might ask if other employees must use vacation time for their religious holidays? The answer to many work place...

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