62,000 LGBT Workers in Oklahoma Lack Protection Against Ongoing Employment Discrimination


Source: The Williams Institute
Published: 2015-01-26 - Updated: 2017-02-28
Summary: Approximately 62,000 LGBT workers in Oklahoma are vulnerable to employment discrimination absent explicit statewide legal protections.


Currently, seven cities in Oklahoma have ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in public sector employment, but do not include gender identity or private sector employment; approximately 99% of Oklahoma's workforce is not covered by these laws.

"A statewide law prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity would bring new protections to thousands of workers without burdening courts and agencies," Mallory said.

"Most likely, the cost of handling complaints filed under the law could be absorbed into the existing enforcement system with no need for additional staff or resources."

Key findings from the report include:

Findings from the Oklahoma report are consistent with national data.

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