ORS 171.120¹
Purpose of ORS 171.120 to 171.125
  • unlawful employment practices

(1) It is the purpose and intent of the Legislative Assembly in enacting this section and ORS 171.122 (Rights and benefits of legislators and prospective legislators in relation to their regular employment) and 171.125 (Proceeding to require compliance with ORS 171.120 and 171.122) that, subject to the conditions set forth in these sections, any member of the Legislative Assembly whose employment is interrupted because of attendance at regular or special sessions of the Legislative Assembly or the performance of official duties as a member of the Legislative Assembly shall be restored to the employment status the member would have enjoyed if the member had continued in employment during any such attendance or performance of duties.

(2) As a part of the public policy to encourage public service, an employer may not discharge or threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce any employee by reason of the employee’s service or scheduled service as a member or prospective member of the Legislative Assembly.

(3) The member or prospective member may not be subject to discipline or harassment or placed at any employment disadvantage as a consequence of the leave of absence. It is an unlawful employment practice under ORS chapter 659A for a member or prospective member to be subject to discipline or harassment or placed at any employment disadvantage as a consequence of any leave of absence related to regular or special session attendance or duties. A member or prospective member may file a complaint with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries under ORS 659A.820 (Complaints), or a civil action under ORS 659A.885 (Civil action), alleging violation of this subsection. [1957 c.549 §1; 1989 c.1066 §2; 1991 c.454 §1; 2001 c.621 §69; 2005 c.199 §2]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Rights of legislator-employe to fringe benefits, vaca­tion and sick leave and seniority, (1975) Vol 37, p 721

Chapter 171

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lobbyist registra­tion of State Housing Council Chairman, (1976) Vol 37, p 1160

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 171—State Legislature, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors171.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 171, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano171.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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