HB 2367 Update: Workers Comp Retaliatory Discharge Claims Now Subject to District Courts

Employers had a brief sigh of relief when the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued the Southon v. Oklahoma Tire Recyclers, LLCdecision on May 21, 2019. In Southon, the court held that the Workers’ Compensation Commission (the “Commission”) retained exclusive jurisdiction over workers’ compensation retaliatory discharge claims. However, just one week later Governor Stitt signed into law HB 2367 which effectively overturns the Southon decision. More.


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