Emma J. Payne
Emma J. Payne represents and advises employers, professionals, and entrepreneurs on all matters affecting the employment relationship, from recruiting and retention to discipline and termination issues. She routinely conducts audits and investigations, and her practice also includes conducting investigations into internal business or employment complaints. She frequently works with employers on drafting policies and procedures to include review of business and workplace policies, executive employment agreements, hiring and termination processes, leave policies and practices, drug testing policies, and employee discipline policies and practices. Prior to joining Fuller Tubb, Emma served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robin J. Cauthron of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Emma has experience assisting clients in matters before state and federal administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. She also represents and provides strategic advice to employers in litigation involving state and federal claims of wrongful discharge, workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and failure-to-accommodate.
Emma attended the Oklahoma City University School of Law. There she served as the Managing Editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Kenneth Buettner on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. She was Vice President for the Organization for Advancement of Women in Law, a member of Merit Scholars and Phi Delta Phi. Prior to law school, Emma graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Spanish, and a Co-Major in International Studies.
Emma and her husband Robert, currently live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with their two dogs.