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§ 1502. Proceedings after complaint

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 25. Definitions and General Provisions

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
Chapter 21. Discrimination (Refs & Annos)
Article 5. Human Rights Commission; Enforcement; Judicial Review
25 Okl.St.Ann. § 1502
§ 1502. Proceedings after complaint
A. A person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice, his or her attorney, or a nonprofit organization chartered for the purpose of combatting discrimination may file with the Attorney General's Office of Civil Rights Enforcement a written sworn complaint stating that a discriminatory practice has been committed, and setting forth the facts upon which the complaint is based, and setting forth facts sufficient to enable the Attorney General to identify the person charged, hereinafter called the respondent. The Attorney General shall promptly furnish the respondent with a copy of the complaint and shall promptly investigate the allegations of discriminatory practice set forth in the complaint. The complaint must be filed within one hundred eighty (180) days after the alleged discriminatory practice occurs.
B. If within sixty (60) days after the complaint is filed it is determined by the Attorney General that there is no reasonable cause to believe that the respondent has engaged in a discriminatory practice, the Attorney General shall issue an order dismissing the complaint and shall furnish a copy of the order to the complainant, the respondent and such other public officers and persons as the Attorney General deems proper.
C. The complainant, within thirty (30) days after receiving a copy of an order dismissing the complaint, may file with the Attorney General an application for reconsideration of the order. Upon such application, the Attorney General shall make a new determination whether there is a reasonable cause to believe that the respondent has engaged in a discriminatory practice. If it is determined within thirty (30) days after the application is filed that there is no reasonable cause to believe that the respondent has engaged in a discriminatory practice, the Attorney General shall issue an order dismissing the complaint and furnish a copy of the order to the complainant, the respondent and such other public officers as the Attorney General deems proper.
D. The Attorney General shall:
1. Allow for electronic submission of the complaint form;
2. Make a good-faith effort to contact the complainant if the complaint form is deemed insufficient or incomplete; and
3. Provide the two access numbers to the Office of Civil Rights Enforcement for persons who need assistance in completing or filing the complaint form.
E. This section shall not apply to persons claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory housing practice to the extent that it is inconsistent with specific provisions of Section 1101 et seq. of this title relating to a discriminatory housing complaint.

Credits

Laws 1968, c. 388, § 502; Laws 1973, c. 195, § 4, eff. May 16, 1973; Laws 1991, c. 177, § 6; Laws 2013, c. 214, § 10, emerg. eff. May 7, 2013; Laws 2017, c. 306, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2017.
25 Okl. St. Ann. § 1502, OK ST T. 25 § 1502
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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