Employment Law & Litigation in Oklahoma
Employers face unique challenges in today’s world. The realities of the economy, high-profile lawsuits, and other factors often combine to make your business a target of legal action in federal and state courts on behalf of current and former employees.
If you find yourself in the legal crosshairs of such a case, Tomlinson, Rust, McKinstry & Grable lawyers are ready to fight for you. Our legal team works to resolve employment disputes through alternative dispute resolution programs and procedures whenever possible. When a case does go to trial, we represent you against lawsuits by employees alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.
In addition, our lawyers will zealously contest administrative charges filed against you with federal, state, and local administrative and enforcement agencies, including, but not limited to:
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division (ICE)
- Oklahoma Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
- Oklahoma Department of Labor
- Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC)
We can also help your business comply with state and federal employment laws and regulations, including:
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Older Worker Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (WARN)
- Equal Pay Act
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII)
- Equivalent state laws and regulations
Tomlinson, Rust, McKinstry & Grable also acts to mitigate your risk of employment law litigation by offering our clients advice and counsel on a broad range of employment, personnel and human resources-related issues. Our expert attorneys can draft and review your employment policies, procedures, personnel manuals and employee handbooks; design and implement layoff and reduction-in-force procedures; defend you against claims of violations of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); and draft and review your employment contracts, confidentiality / non-compete / non-solicitation agreements.