Employee Rights and Relations
The primary focus of the Employee Rights and Relations Unit is to serve the employees of the agency by providing technical expertise, knowledge, support and assistance in adherence to employment related rules/regulations, policies, procedures, laws, and in-agency practices.
The unit investigates formal discrimination grievances which come under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sexual harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act complaints, cultural diversity and other related issues. The Employee Rights and Relations Unit is a staff service to handle all formal and informal issues.
Discrimination results when distinctions or differentiations are based on an employee’s protected class status (race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, handicap, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran) in violation of one or more employment laws that include Oklahoma Statutes, Merit Rules for Employment and federal laws, regulations, acts and orders.
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