Edmond Gender Discrimination Attorney

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Oklahoma employers must abide by the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act, both of which prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender. As such, employers can not use make any determinations based on gender in any areas such as wage amounts, hiring, and promotion requirements. They are also required to ensure that working conditions are not hostile toward any one gender and that the environment is not overtly sexual.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

Under the Equal Pay act, discrimination can be proven if men and women both work in the same place, do the same job, but are still paid differently. Employers in Edmond can also be held liable in a discrimination claim if their hiring and promotion policies favor one gender, or if the they take retaliatory action against a worker who files a complaint against their employer.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Sexual harassment consists of all unwanted conduct of a sexual nature directed towards the victim, and includes both physical and verbal acts. Employers in Edmond may also be liable for the behavior, even when the conduct was done by an employee's co-worker.

Oklahoma employers might also be liable for permitting conduct to lead to a work environment that is overly sexual. Gender discrimination is typically difficult to prove without a lawyer because the specifics of proving intent can be complicated. There are also detailed procedures that must be followed when pursuing a claim.

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Life in Edmond

Edmond is located in Oklahoma County, with a population of around 81,400 people. In 2011, CNBC included Edmond on its "10 Perfect Suburbs" list. In 2007, it was also ranked amongst the "Top 100 Places to Live" by Relocated America.

Top employers include the school district, the City of Edmond, Pelco Products, Innovative Healthcare Systems, Remy International, Petra Industries, OU Medical Center, Adfitech, and the University of Central Oklahoma. The legal industry also has a strong presence in Edmond because many resident attorneys practice law in various areas. Therefore, residents and local businesses have no problems when needing legal guidance.

For all the nature-lovers, Edmond is home to some wonderful parks to visit. These parks include Brookhaven Park, Centennial Park, Chitwood Park, Dog Park, Fink Park, Gossett Park, Kelly Park, Ted Anderson Park, and Whispering Heights Park.

Some famous residents include Jim Beaver, Bob Ricks, Reggie Smith, Gil Morgan, Shannon Miller, Blake Griffin, Greyson Chance and Ekpe Udoh.

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