Workplace Rights

Oregon law provides substantial protections for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking:

  • Employees who are victims are entitled to protection from job discrimination based on their status as a victim;
  • Employers must provide reasonable workplace safety accommodations for employees who are victims;
  • Some employees who are victims are entitled to reasonable leave from work to address safety–related matters.

Discrimination is Unlawful

It is against the law for any employer to:

  • Refuse to hire an otherwise qualified individual because the individual is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking;
  • Threaten to or discharge, demote, suspend, or in any manner discriminate or retaliate with regard to promotion, compensation, conditions, or privileges of employment because an employee is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

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