2017 ORS 659A.060¹
Definitions for ORS 659A.060 to 659A.069

As used in ORS 659A.060 (Definitions for ORS 659A.060 to 659A.069) to 659A.069 (Discrimination against state worker applying for benefits under ORS 659A.060 to 659A.069 prohibited), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Group health benefits” means that form of health benefits provided by the State of Oregon to cover groups of employees, with or without one or more members of their families or one or more dependents. The group health benefits which are continued under ORS 659A.060 (Definitions for ORS 659A.060 to 659A.069) to 659A.069 (Discrimination against state worker applying for benefits under ORS 659A.060 to 659A.069 prohibited) shall be the same as the worker and the worker’s dependents had immediately prior to the injury or illness, and includes, but is not limited to, medical care, dental care, vision care or prescription drug coverage, or any combination thereof, that the worker had elected prior to the injury or illness. If the plan elected prior to the injury or illness is no longer available, the worker shall have the same plan selection rights as do active employees.

(2) “Worker” means any state employee who has filed a workers’ compensation claim pursuant to ORS chapter 656. [Formerly 659.450]

(formerly 659.280 to 659.290)

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/­ors/­ors659A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 659A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano659A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.