Oklahoma City Women’s Rights Lawyer
Although society has progressed a lot in the past 100 years, women are unfortunately still subject to many unjust barriers in the United States. These barriers include laws that threaten their right to safe abortion, gender-based discrimination in the workplace, domestic violence, divorce discrimination, difficulties in education, and much more.
Often, women are led to believe that there can be no hope for change and that their voices will not be listened to if they speak up. They may be stuck in a cycle of abuse that is difficult to escape, or they may have been let down somehow by the legal process in Oklahoma.
At Cannon & Associates, we can assure you that our law firm is dedicated to fighting for your right to equality, and for your right to be heard in the legal system. Our attorneys are experienced in numerous practice areas and have represented many victims of gender-based violence and discrimination. Because of this, we know how complex and difficult these issues can be. Our priority is to protect your right to equal access to justice and to get you the best possible outcome for your case.
If you have been a victim of gender-based discrimination, abuse, domestic violence, or any form of hardship because of identifying as a woman, contact Cannon & Associates today. We offer a free consultation for your to talk with an experienced women’s rights lawyer in our Oklahoma City office at no cost.
Call us today at 405-591-3935 to schedule a free consultation with a good-standing attorney from our firm.
What Legal Issues Do Women Face in Oklahoma City?
In Oklahoma City, and all throughout the United States of America, women are often faced with discrimination and violence in many different ways due to their sex. This discrimination can be blatant, such as domestic violence or denial of reproductive rights, or can materialize in more covert ways, including with divorce and in employment.
Some common issues that women face in Oklahoma City include:
Perhaps the most prominent legal issue for women in 2022 has been the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson case to end federal abortion rights granted to women under the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. This decision has been extremely controversial throughout the United States, as it imposes more control over female bodies and takes away the right to essential healthcare.
This law served to protect women’s right to receive reproductive healthcare, and now that it has been overturned, women are facing undue hardship in many states, including Oklahoma, where this right has now been completely revoked.
Services that enabled women to access healthcare have now been taken away, and many women are unsure what they can do. At Cannon & Associates, we are committed to helping women access essential medical care. We understand that this ruling affects many aspects of women’s lives, including their families, their ability to receive reproductive healthcare, their mental health, and more. An attorney from our firm can help you fight for your right to have more control over your body.
Although domestic violence can affect both men and women, women are much more likely to become victims of domestic violence within the family in Oklahoma City. These types of cases are usually based on control, and women often feel like they are stuck in a prison in their own homes. This is particularly the case if you have a child, are in a long-term marriage, or if you are reliant on the income of your partner.
No matter what your situation is, however, there is always a way out, and you always have options. If you are a victim of domestic abuse and you are concerned for your own life or the lives of your children, you should try to seek help as soon as possible. Our law firm has helped many clients escape abusive relationships and get restraining orders against their partners.
We guarantee to represent you not just with legal issues but also to provide as much support as possible during this traumatic time of your life. Our priority is to represent your best interests and to ensure that you can be afforded a better life for yourself and your children.
Divorce in Oklahoma City
Times have changed a lot in the past 50 years, and now a large percentage of women work full-time, in addition to being full-time parents. However, when it comes to divorce, many women are still at a huge disadvantage when it comes to the division of finances, child support, education opportunities, and their future work prospects.
In many cases, women put their career on hold for a period of time while they act as the parent that is more present in the lives of their children. In many marriages in Oklahoma, the husband acts as the primary breadwinner in the marriage during this time. Often then, when a couple decides to divorce, the woman feels that she is unable to claim equal assets. Additionally, there may be issues of child custody, abuse, or other factors that create disadvantages.
Particularly as Oklahoma City does not follow the 50-50 division of property rule, and rather it follows a principle of ‘equitable distribution’, it is important that you have representation from an attorney who prioritizes your rights as a woman. Even if you reach an agreement with your spouse that you believe is ‘fair’, we recommend that you speak with an attorney who can offer strong advice on what you are actually entitled to.
Workplace Gender Discrimination
Discrimination against workers is illegal in Oklahoma City and all throughout the country. Discrimination on the basis of gender can involve being paid less than your male counterparts, sexual harassment by male colleagues, being denied a raise or promotion due to your gender, or facing trouble because you have children.
In Oklahoma, a gender discrimination claim must be made with a state agency, such as the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission (OHRC) or the Federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), as state law does not allow for private claims. As such, you will need to gather sufficient evidence to prove your discrimination claim against the labor force, which can be quite difficult. Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today to discuss your legal issue and to see how we can help you.
Do I Need a Women’s Rights Attorney in Oklahoma City?
Because gender discrimination has become so normalized over centuries, people are often afraid to seek help from lawyers, as they fear that they will not be listened to. Many of our female clients that decided to seek help were surprised at what could be done for them, and how much of a difference it made to have an attorney who was fully dedicated to ensuring their voice was equally heard.
Gender discrimination is still a huge problem in Oklahoma in many different ways, and the only way to ensure that you are treated fairly is to fight for your rights. A lawyer who understands your situation and who has experience in fighting discrimination cases can help ensure that you get the treatment you deserve.
Gender discrimination cases can be difficult to prove, particularly in Oklahoma City. An experienced attorney can help gather evidence on your behalf, speak with witnesses if relevant, negotiate effectively with divorce attorneys, and use national gender discrimination laws to ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact a Oklahoma City Women’s Rights Lawyer Today!
If you are a woman in Oklahoma City that needs an experienced attorney to fight for your rights, you should contact Cannon & Associates law firm today. We are experienced in many practice areas, ranging from divorce, child custody issues, domestic violence, gender discrimination, workplace discrimination, and more.
We have a team of lawyers who will do everything in their power to ensure that you are treated fairly under the law. Our attorneys understand the importance of compassion, particularly when your rights have been violated as a woman. We want to do everything in our power to help you, and your family, and to ensure that you get the best outcome for your case.Talk with us today by scheduling a free consultation at 405-591-3935.
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