EEO - Affirmative Action: Oklahoma
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor
- While Oklahoma employers are not required to grant preferential treatment to any protected class, employers are permitted to adopt a plan to reduce imbalances in the workforce. See Permissible Affirmative Action for Private Employers.
- Both public and private employers in Oklahoma have a duty to conduct fair recruitment and hiring practices and to plan for fair recruitment. See Duty of Fair Recruitment and Duty to Plan for Fair Recruitment for Both Public and Private Employers.
- State agencies are required to adopt and implement affirmative action plans to reduce or eliminate imbalances with respect to protected individuals or groups. See Affirmative Action by State Agencies.
- All state contracts for public works in Oklahoma must contain a clause prohibiting discrimination. See Nondiscrimination in Public Works Contracts.