Oklahoma Workplace Discrimination Attorney
Our Oklahoma City workplace discrimination lawyers at Boettcher, Ingle, Devinney & Wicker can help navigate the complex legal process, through which you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Discrimination in the workplace is unlawful, so it is essential to exercise your employee rights if you were the subject of mistreatment.
It is hard to believe that discriminatory practices still plague Oklahoma employees decades after the enactment of laws prohibiting such misconduct, but statistics are proof that the problem persists. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there were 72,675 complaints alleging workplace discrimination in 2019. These illegal tactics put your livelihood and financial situation at risk, but they also have personal and emotional implications that affect your future.
To counter the consequences of misconduct in the workplace, federal and state laws provide you with remedies if you were the target of discrimination. Our Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker can help navigate the complex legal process, through which you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Please contact us to set up a free consultation with an Oklahoma City workplace discriminatory lawyer today. You might also find it useful to review some general information about these cases and recent legal developments that may affect your rights.
Legal Basis for Discrimination Actions
Lawmakers at the state and federal level have enacted multiple statutes to protect employees from unlawful discrimination in the workplace, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act, and others. These laws prohibit discrimination based upon:
- Race, color, ethnicity, and national origin;
- Religion or creed;
- Age; and,
- Many other characteristics.
Anti-discrimination laws cover such misconduct as harassment, creating a hostile workplace, retaliating against employees for engaging in protected activities, and taking other adverse action based upon the above traits.
Recent Developments in US Discrimination Laws
Many of the protected characteristics described above are specifically listed in Oklahoma and federal statutes; at times, courts will also carve out additional traits when interpreting the laws. Such was the situation recently, when the US Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County. Specifically, the Justices found that Title VII prohibits discrimination against employees on account of sexual orientation and transgender status, essentially expanding the definition of sex as a protected trait.
You Can Trust Our Lawyers to Fight for Your Rights
Our team at Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker is prepared to help you seek all available remedies if you were subjected to illegal discriminatory practices in the workplace. We can assist by:
- Conducting an investigation and collecting evidence to support your claim;
- Filing complaints with your employer and the relevant government agencies;
- Initiating a lawsuit to recover monetary damages for back pay, future lost wages, and other compensation for your losses; and,
- Seeking equitable remedies, including job reinstatement, promotion, or other relief.
Contact Our Tulsa, OK Employment Law Attorney to Discuss Your Options
To learn more about your rights and remedies due to employer discriminatory practices, please contact Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker in Ponca City, Oklahoma. You can schedule a no-cost case evaluation by calling 918-728-6500 or visiting our Oklahoma City, OK discrimination lawyers online. Once we review your circumstances, we can advise you on next steps.