OCU LAW alumna Courtney Warmington ’99, a director at the Oklahoma City firm Crowe and Dunlevy’s Labor and Employment division, was the subject of an Business Q&A in the March 1 edition of the Oklahoman. Warmington spoke to the newspaper about workplace bullying. When asked how to prevent bullying in the workplace, Warmington said:
The best prevention is to address bullying in the employer’s anti-harassment policy and to be sure employees know how and where to make complaints. As the eyes and ears of a company, supervisors must be trained to be alert to such issues and to know how to stop bullying before it goes too far.
Since joining the Crowe’s Labor and Employment division in 1999, Ms. Warmington has successfully represented management in cases brought by employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Oklahoma’s Workers’ Compensation laws, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Warmington has worked with employers in dealing with administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Oklahoma Department of Labor.