Employee Communications: Oklahoma
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP
- Oklahoma is an at-will employment state. See Employment At-Will.
- Oklahoma employers are required to post notices regarding Oklahoma law. See Notice Posting.
- Oklahoma law protects public employees who report infractions of rules, regulations or law. Oklahoma law also includes certain retaliation protections. See Oklahoma Whistleblower Act and Retaliation Protections.
- Oklahoma prevents certain kinds of electronic surveillance under the Security of Communications Act. See Telephone and Other Electronic Surveillance.
- Oklahoma employees may file court claims alleging defamation, e.g., based on poor performance appraisals or disciplinary information. See Defamation.
- Oklahoma employers are generally immune from providing job references for former employees. See Job References.
- Oklahoma law prohibits blacklisting any employee, mechanic or laborer. See Blacklisting.
- Oklahoma courts limit the enforceability of noncompete agreements. See Noncompete Agreements.
- Oklahoma has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. See Trade Secrets.
- Oklahoma law prohibits distracted driving. See Use of Mobile Devices.