Performance Appraisals: Oklahoma
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Allen L. Hutson and Randall J. Snapp, Crowe & Dunlevy
- Generally, employers can be held liable for torts, or claims based on wrongful acts, in the scope of the employment relationship. Possible employee claims include defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
- Oklahoma law protects information regarding job performance in certain situations, allowing a current or previous employer to provide information regarding employees to potential employers of such employee. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals and Job Performance Disclosures Under Oklahoma Law.
- Oklahoma law provides guidelines prohibiting discrimination against age, race, sex, and disability in the employment setting through the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
- Oklahoma prohibits retaliation against employees who engage in protected activities. See Performance Appraisals and Retaliation.
- Oklahoma law recognizes a common law cause of action for negligent hiring, supervising, or retaining employees. See Negligent Retention.