Tom Robertson heads the firms labor and employment law section and practices labor and employment law, representing management in all aspects of employment and labor issues. He has defended companies in court on every type of discrimination claim which can be alleged (race, sex, sex harassment, religion, color, national origin, disabled status, age, retaliation and veteran status), as well as Wage and Hour claims. Mr. Robertson has also represented businesses in administrative proceeding before federal and state agencies, such as the EEOC, the U. S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Oklahoma Department of Labor, and the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission.
Tom also has an active practice advising and assisting employers outside of the courtroom with such projects as employee handbooks, drug and alcohol control plans, ADA compliance, FMLA compliance, EEO policies and procedures, Wage Hour exemption issues and compliance, unemployment compensation appeals, acquisition due diligence, and misconduct investigations. Tom is also experienced in assisting companies in union organizing claims, and in unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB. He has assisted companies in planning and conducting reductions in force, in employee terminations and termination agreements, and sex harassment investigations.
Tom Robertson graduated with a B.A. from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and received his J. D. from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Tom followed his legal education with service as a Trial Attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He returned to Tulsa and has for over 30 years continuously been in private practice representing employers in Oklahoma and the surrounding states.
Tom has given over 100 presentations to industry groups and legal seminars on labor and employment law topics, and for more than 20 years has served on the Planning Committee of the Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar. He was recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2011 for the field of labor and employment law. He has served as the Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and is active in the Tulsa County Bar Association as well, where he has chaired several committees and received the Presidents Award for Service in 2003. He is an active member of First Presbyterian Church and has served as an Elder and as a Deacon. Tom also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of 1212, Inc.
Litigation and Advice
Management Labor Relations
Management Wage Hour Law
Emory University School of Law,
Atlanta, GA, J.D., 1978
Austin College, Sherman, TX,
Georgia Bar Association,
Oklahoma Bar Association,
Tulsa County Bar Association,