ORS 659A.406¹
Aiding or abetting certain discrimination prohibited

Except as otherwise authorized by ORS 659A.403 (Discrimination in place of public accommodation prohibited), it is an unlawful practice for any person to aid or abet any place of public accommodation, as defined in ORS 659A.400 (Place of public accommodation defined), or any person acting on behalf of such place to make any distinction, discrimination or restriction on account of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, national origin or age if the individual is 18 years of age or older. [Formerly 30.685; 2003 c.521 §2]

Note: The amendments to 659A.406 (Aiding or abetting certain discrimination prohibited) by section 6, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, are the subject of a referendum petition that may be filed with the Secretary of State not later than September 26, 2007. If the referendum petition is filed with the required number of signatures of electors, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, will be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the regular general election held on November 4, 2008. If approved by the people at the general election, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, takes effect December 4, 2008. If the referendum petition is not filed with the Secretary of State or does not contain the required number of signatures of electors, the amendments to 659A.406 (Aiding or abetting certain discrimination prohibited) by section 6, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2008. 659A.406 (Aiding or abetting certain discrimination prohibited), as amended by section 6, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

659A.406 (Aiding or abetting certain discrimination prohibited). Except as otherwise authorized by ORS 659A.403 (Discrimination in place of public accommodation prohibited), it is an unlawful practice for any person to aid or abet any place of public accommodation, as defined in ORS 659A.400 (Place of public accommodation defined), or any employee or person acting on behalf of the place of public accommodation to make any distinction, discrimination or restriction on account of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status or age if the individual is 18 years of age or older.

Notes of Decisions

Decision under binding arbitra­tion does not have res judicataor collateral estoppel effect on later statutory discrimina­tion claim by employee. Andrews v. May Depart­ment Stores, 96 Or App 305, 773 P2d 1324 (1989), Sup Ct review denied; Faris v. Gamble, Inc., 133 Or App 221, 889 P2d 1363 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Use of Military Depart­ment facilities, trucks or color guards by organiza­tions which discriminate on the basis of religion, race or sex, (1977) Vol 38, p 929

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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