Oklahoma Wrongful Termination Law Firm
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Workplace harassment, discrimination, and whistleblowers
When you’ve been unjustly fired in an “at-will” employment state, it’s hard to know what your rights are. But with decades of experience helping Oklahomans fight back against unjust employment practices, Tim Gilpin is here to help. If you’ve been terminated unfairly, call Tim Gilpin at Gilpin Law Office today. Give Tim a call at 918.583.8900 to find out what your rights are under Oklahoma wrongful termination law.
Understanding Oklahoma Wrongful Termination Law
Oklahoma is an at-will state, which means you can be fired or quit your job for any reason. However, even in an at-will state, the job termination reason cannot violate a public policy. So what is a public policy violation and how does it provide an exception to at-will employment?
Workplace harassment and workplace discrimination are not protected under the law. In the United States, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) oversees these legal protections. Getting fired, harassed, or demoted on any of these grounds is a public policy violation:
- Ethnic origin
- National origin
Work-Related Injury Claim
If your job was terminated because you had a legitimate job injury or work injury claim, Workers’ Compensation, or were absent from work while temporarily disabled, that is also a public policy violation.
The Family Medical Leave Act protects workers in every state. If you were fired because you took Family Medical Leave,
When employees “blow the whistle” on an employer’s wrongful act that threatened public safety and are then fired in retaliation, this is a public policy violation and an exception to the general “at will” employment status.
Wrongful Termination Statute of Limitations
In Oklahoma, different statutes of limitation apply to different public policy violations. Depending on the violation, your cut-off deadline for pursuing a wrongful termination claim could fall anywhere from 300 days to three (3) years. That’s why it’s important to consult an experienced wrongful termination lawyer like Tim Gilpin who is familiar with employment law and the deadlines as soon as possible.
Call Tim Gilpin for Oklahoma Employment Litigation Today
Wrongful termination cases are taken on a contingency fee basis with a free, upfront, consultation. The law provides for back wages lost, future wages reasonably lost, emotional distress, benefits lost, pain and suffering that can be linked to the job loss and the resulting chaos in a family’s life.
In his more than 35 years representing Oklahomans harassed and wrongly fired from their jobs, Tim has recovered millions in settlements for his clients, helped many get their jobs back, and received verdicts in his clients’ favor. To get your free employment law consultation, call Tim Gilpin of Gilpin Law Office at 918.583.8900 today.