When you are demoted, fired, or denied promotion for having integrity or making the right decision, it can be emotionally and financially devastating. The law protects you from retaliation by your employer in certain circumstances.
An employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for filing a worker’s compensation claim. If you have been demoted or fired for filing a worker’s compensation claim, you may have a claim against your employer for past and future wages, compensatory damages, and punitive damages.
An employer cannot retaliate against you for refusing to engage in illegal conduct such as tax fraud, Medicare or Medicaid fraud, violating OSHA or FMCSA regulations, or conduct which would endanger public health or safety. If you have been demoted or fired for refusing to engage in illegal conduct, you need an aggressive Oklahoma employment attorney who can help you bring your employer to justice.
An employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for your testimony in a court case. If you give truthful testimony which does not favor the employer, the employer is not allowed to punish you by demoting or firing you. If they do punish you for your testimony, you can recover past and future wages, compensatory damages, and punitive damages.