Accident and Disability Lawyers of OKC

Personal Injury - Social Security Disability - Workers' Compensation - Employment Law

Accident and Disability Lawyers of OKC works hard to help qualified people in Oklahoma obtain Social Security Disability benefits and injured people obtain compensation. When you need help, call us for sound legal advice, dedicated service and zealous advocacy on your behalf.

Social Security Disability

Fighting for your Social Security Disability benefits can be a complex and intimidating process for most people. Let Jason M. Hicks lead you down the long and twisted path to getting the benefits you deserve. Whether you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents

Have you been injured in an accident? Don't take on the insurance companies alone. Call a lawyer you can trust. We offer the resources and experience of a large firm with individualized and personal attention you can count on.

Workers' Compensation

If you have been injured on the job, call us today. We have experienced and dedicated attorneys who can help you obtain the for your Workers' Compensation benefits you deserve.

Employment Law

Oklahoma and Federal law protects the rights of employees from unlawful discrimination and treatment in the workplace. If you have experienced discrimination call the employment lawyers at Accident and Disability Lawyers of OKC.

Employment Law - What Sex-Based Discrimination

Sex-Based Discrimination - Generally

Sex discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of that person's sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, as well as any other term or condition of employment.

What laws protect workers from sex-based discrimination?

Numerous state and federal laws are designed to protect workers from sex-based discrimination. For example, the Equal Pay Act prohibits employers and unions from paying different wages based on sex. It requires employers to pay workers who perform equal work in jobs requiring "equal skill, effort, and responsibility, performed under similar working conditions" the same pay as other workers in the same position.

While the Equal Pay Act primarily addresses wage discrimination, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in many more aspects of the employment relationship. It makes it illegal for employers to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Title VII applies to numerous aspects of the terms, conditions and privileges of employment. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, amended or expanded the Civil Rights act to preclude discrimination based on pregnancy, child birth and related medical conditions.

These federal statutes and regulations, and many others not discussed here, generally apply to employers engaged in interstate commerce with more than 15 employees. However, Oklahoma state laws may protect employees who would not otherwise be protected by federal laws, and in some instances may provide better protection for Oklahoma employees than the federal laws. The Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act prevent unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age, disability or genetic information. Oklahoma discrimination law may apply to any Oklahoma employer with at least 1 employee.

If you believe you are or have been the victim of unlawful discrimination, we may be able to help. Call us at 405-759-0515.

 

Based in Oklahoma City, Accident and Disability Lawyers of OKC serves the legal needs of individuals in the Metro area and Oklahoma communities such as Tulsa, El Reno, Norman, Ardmore, Lawton, Enid, Shawnee, Owasso, Moore, Edmond, Midwest City and Del City.

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