Employment Law: Workers’ Compensation Act

CZW successfully defended the Mayes County Board of County Commissioners in Williams v. Mayes County. In Williams, a former jail administrator of the Mayes County Jail brought suit under the Workers’ Compensation Act, claiming that he was terminated by the Mayes County Sheriff in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The District Court of Mayes County entered summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mayes County. The former jail administrator appealed to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, which affirmed summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mayes County, ruling that the former jail administrator failed to show that his termination was significantly motivated by retaliation for him filing a Workers’ Compensation claim. The former jail administrator then filed a petition for certiorari with Oklahoma Supreme Court, which denied certiorari.

By | 2017-04-13T15:57:54+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Employment law, Government, Retaliation, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments