Wrongful termination occurs when an employer terminates an employee based on an employee’s membership within a protected class (race, religion, sex, age, etc.). Even though the law is extremely clear, employers still violate the law every day and terminate employees for the wrong and illegal reasons.
Oklahoma is considered an “At-Will” employment state. This means that unless you and your employer have an employment contract that states otherwise, you employer can terminate you at any time for any reason. The catch is, however, that you employer still cannot terminate you because of your sex, age, race, national origin, or religion. Many of the bad employers will use some type of “fake reason” to terminate you even though they did so because of your class.
For example, in the last few years during the financial recession, many employers were looking to fire older employees and replace them with younger eager unemployed employees who were happy to work for anything. A common tactic these evil employers utilized was to steadily increase the employees workload to make it look like the employee was failing at their job. They would assign new tasks to the employee designed to make the employee fail. They would also begin to give verbal and written reprimands to the employee, who until now, had never been disciplined in many years of service.
Needless to say, this conduct is illegal as well as immoral. Although it can be difficult to prove sometimes, it is still in your best interest to speak with a Tulsa wrongful termination attorney to analyze your case. We are prepared to fight on your behalf in your employment litigation. We are prepare to go to court if necessary. Contact the Denton Law Firm today in order to set up your free consultation. (918) 631-7181.