Tulsa Attorney BlogCan an Oklahoma P.O Lead To Unexpected Termination?

An Oklahoma Protective Order Can Cause a Major Strain To Job Security.

Video Transcribed:  Can you lose your job because someone filed a protective order against you. I’m Tulsa attorney, James Wirth and I’m about to answer that question. Can you lose your job if someone files a protective order against you? Answer is yes. There’s a couple different ways that it could happen. Most jobs are not on a contract basis.

Most people don’t have a contract with their employer that specifies the exact terms and duration. Most people in Oklahoma are an at will employment, which means that they can be fired at any time for any reason or no reason at all. So if a protective order is filed, that’s showing up on your background check, that could be a reason for an employer to terminate you.

Additionally, if you work with the person that filed the protective order, then the protective order may prohibit you from going to your place of employment. That makes it really difficult to work there and that could cause you to lose your job.

So that’s two ways just by itself, even before you’ve had an opportunity to have your side heard at a full hearing, that you could lose your job due to a protective order.

But don’t take my word for it based on these general facts. Talk to me about your specific circumstances. Get the advice of an attorney. You can give me a call. I’ll talk to you about it. Give me a call, (918) 932-2800.

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