Oklahoma

Code Section
74§840-2.5

Prohibited Activity
No officer or employee of any state agency shall prohibit or take disciplinary action if employee disclosed public
information, reports a violation of state or federal law, rule, or policy, mismanagement, gross waste of public funds, abuse of authority, or substantial and specific danger to public health and safety

Public or Private Employees
Public

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
Can file an appeal with Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission within 60 days of disciplinary action to get corrective action

Penalties
Violator can be suspended without pay, demoted or discharged, probation for 6 months. If they knowingly or willfully violate, court will forfeit their position and hold them ineligible for appointment or employment for a minimum of 1 year and maximum of 5 years

Code Section
40§402, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge, discriminate, or take adverse personnel action if employee files a complaint, institutes a proceeding, or testifies regarding a violation of Occupational Safety and Health Act which causes or is likely to cause death or serious physical harm

Public or Private Employees
Public

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
Yes

Remedies
File complaint with commissioner

Penalties
Misdemeanor


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