Norman, OK asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma

Q: As an employer am I legally obligated to provide a ride home after terminating an employee? In Oklahoma

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Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Usually, no. However, if the employee is out in the middle of nowhere when you fire him or her, you can't just leave the employee by the side of the road without opening yourself up to significant liability. Naturally, the case against you would be much stronger if something bad happened to the employee, such as being struck by a car while trying to walk home on a deserted country road. However, if the employee ordinarily has no problem getting to and from the place where employment was terminated, and goes to and from that place as a part of his or her job, you probably have no special duty to provide transportation.

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