ORS 659A.194¹
Denying leave to employee prohibited
  • civil action

(1) A covered employer who denies leave to an eligible employee or who discharges, threatens to discharge, intimidates or coerces because the employee takes leave to attend a criminal proceeding commits an unlawful employment practice.

(2) Any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful employment practice specified in subsection (1) of this section may file a civil action under ORS 659A.885 (Civil action). The provisions of ORS 659A.800 (Elimination and prevention of discrimination by Bureau of Labor and Industries) to 659A.865 (Retaliatory action prohibited) do not apply to an unlawful employment practice specified in subsection (1) of this section. [2003 c.603 §4]

Law Review Cita­tions

26 WLR 394-395 (1990)

Notes of Decisions

Termina­tion of employ­ment in retalia­tion for invoking Oregon Family Leave Act rights constitutes wrongful discharge in viola­tion of public policy. Yeager v. Providence Health System Oregon, 195 Or App 134, 96 P3d 862 (2004), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 659A—Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions; Administrative and Civil Enforcement, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors659A.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 659A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­659aano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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