Recent Oklahoma Supreme Court Decision May Make it More Difficult to Terminate At-Will Employees

Oklahoma employers are generally permitted to terminate employees for any reason or for no reason, just as employees can leave their employment for any reason or no reason at all. This is known as the at-will rule. However, for employers the reason must not be unlawful if the employer wants to avoid liability for wrongful termination. Employers must obey specific state and federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, and state workers’ compensation laws. Employers typically implement policies and practices that aim to reduce liability in these areas, but sometimes compliance with specific laws is not enough. More


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