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Employer Liability: Oklahoma

Employer Liability requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Private sector employers are generally prohibited from engaging in certain conduct during strikes or lockouts. See Unfair Labor Practices.
  • The Oklahoma Whistleblower Act encourages and protects the reporting of wrongful governmental activities. See Oklahoma Whistleblower Act.
  • Oklahoma employers are subject to liability for misdemeanors if an employer or the employer's agent unlawfully terminates, penalizes or discriminates against an employee. See Prohibition against Retaliation and Discrimination.
  • The Oklahoma Public Employees Relations Board consists of five members who deal primarily with union formation and unfair labor practice charges. See Public Employees Relations Board.