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Legal Perspective: Legally Managing Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace

Every workplace should be prepared to handle mental health disabilities, as studies estimate 1 in 4 American adults suffer a mental health impairment. Originally published in Tulsa Business & Legal News - February 28th,...more

Legal Perspective: Fighting harassment in the workplace

Since the Supreme Court’s 1998 landmark decisions in Burlington Industries v. Ellerth and Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, employment lawyers and human resources professionals have spent the last 20 years preaching no...more

Gavel to Gavel: Checking the box not enough

Because of the rising number of employment claims and the resulting rise in defense costs, more employers are opting to handle the investigation of and response to charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation...more

Gavel to Gavel: Protecting the workplace from harassment

No employer wants to subject a business to liability for workplace harassment. Not only can a harassment judgment prove costly to the business’s bottom line, workplace harassment can cost businesses plenty in the areas of...more

Gavel to Gavel: Add a box to your termination checklist

A recent decision from the Oklahoma Supreme Court adds new considerations to the list of items employers should examine before terminating an employee. In Moore v. Warr Acres Nursing Center , the court significantly...more

Update Your Employee Termination Review Checklist

On March 8, 2016, the Oklahoma Supreme Court significantly expanded the reach of the infamous Burk public policy wrongful discharge tort claim in Moore v. Warr Acres Nursing Center, LLC, 2016 OK 28. Here’s the key takeaway...more

Business Viewpoint with Chris Thrutchley: How to weather the perfect storm of sex, politics and religion

Sex, politics, and religion have been dominating headlines. From the sexist storm unleashed by a male candidate’s condescending remarks about Carly Fiorina’s face, to a female candidate’s silence about her husband’s long list...more

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