The Oklahoma Civil Rights Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 years of age and older), genetic information, or disability, unless the accommodation for the disability would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer’s business. The Act covers all private employers (OK Stat. Tit. 25 Sec. 1302).
Employers are prohibited from requiring that applicants or employees abstain from using tobacco products outside of the workplace, unless nonuse is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) or is required by a collective bargaining agreement (OK Stat. Tit. 40 Sec. 500 et seq.). The law also prohibits employers from discrimination in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on an individual's use of tobacco products during nonworking hours.