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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on

Q: If my employer gives me a drug test do I have a right to the reports, statements, and results regarding the drug test?

I passed the test, of course. It was during an investigation that HR was looking into. I had called about my supervisor, Curtis and his discrimination against me.

I have to ask for documentation of certain things. But I'm wondering if I have the right to all documents regarding that drug... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 9, 2019

Old adage: There is no harm in asking

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on

Q: i work as a nurse in oklahoma, and a nurse stated out loud " i want some of that you are taking" this was just a joke

that she said but the mgr over heard it and told me we are going to be doing drug testing soon, i took it as discrimation, harrassment , and bullying so i told her i will take one when she take one. just weeks before that all the employees had to sign a new drug statement since medical marjuana is... Read more »

Doak Willis answered on Jan 7, 2019

If your employer does drug testing and makes it mandatory for all employees I don't see any problem of discrimination. If you were singled out there might be a case but other factors would still come into play. Since its supposed to be by blind pick, I would say that is fair. Have a talk with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Employment Discrimination for Oklahoma on

Q: If someone has a protective order against you, can you get a job at the same place they work?

I am in the process of appealing it. The only reason it was granted is because I was late for court. Also I used to be employed at this same place. She slashed my tires and then filed for a protective order. And I have done nothing to her.

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jan 3, 2018

Yes, you may apply for the job, just conduct yourself in a professional manner around her.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Employment Discrimination for Oklahoma on

Q: Can a person with a felony conviction be hired by the state of Oklahoma?

To work in a higher education institution.

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 30, 2017

Yes for many jobs, but no for some others. Can't really answer unless we know what the job is. Ask again, with more details.

Please visit my website, www.GaryJDean.com, and at the bottom of the homepage, "Subscribe" to receive occasional emails on Oklahoma Law, and changes. Thanks, Gary.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Can an employer force you to shave facial hair that is clean and well maintained?

Howard Berkson answered on Apr 20, 2017

Generally, yes, an employer can require employees to be clean-shaven. For safety reasons, there are few alternatives. If it is merely part of the company "look" that employees be clean-shaven, and if your facial hair is part of a religious obligation, then you may try asking the employer for a... Read more »

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Q: Can my boss make me go to a doctor because I left work early due to illness.

He told me not to come back without doctors note.

Brian Lehman answered on Feb 8, 2017

Yes, most employment is "at will" with exceptions, and this is not one of them The employer may fire an employee for any reason, even if that reason is irrational, or for no reason at all. Common exceptions are the employer can't fire someone because of race or gender, etc. So, yes, the employer... Read more »

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Q: Is there anything tp help me with a breathing problem caused by fragrances at work?

I have breathing problems when exposed to fragrances, my Dr has given my work documentation, they have made some allowances to the problem, but there is a vendor who comes in with cologne so strong I can smell him through the door. I have asked him to sell his stuff in the breakroom, he got ugly... Read more »

Howard Berkson answered on Oct 23, 2013

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can apply to a person who has allergic or asthmatic responses to fragrances. Whether the ADA applies to your particular situation depends on all the surrounding facts and circumstances. If ADA applies, your employer may have to do more to protect you from... Read more »

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