2015 ORS 659A.200¹
Definitions for ORS 659A.200 to 659A.224

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This section is amended
Effective January 1, 2017
Relating to employee whistleblowers; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 659A.200, 659A.203 and 659A.885.

As used in ORS 659A.200 (Definitions for ORS 659A.200 to 659A.224) to 659A.224 (Short title):

(1) "Disciplinary action" includes but is not limited to any discrimination, dismissal, demotion, transfer, reassignment, supervisory reprimand, warning of possible dismissal or withholding of work, whether or not the action affects or will affect employee compensation.

(2) "Employee" means a person:

(a) Employed by or under contract with the state or any agency of or political subdivision in the state;

(b) Employed by or under contract with any person authorized to act on behalf of the state, or agency of the state or subdivision in the state, with respect to control, management or supervision of any employee;

(c) Employed by the public corporation created under ORS 656.751 (State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation created);

(d) Employed by a contractor who performs services for the state, agency or subdivision, other than employees of a contractor under contract to construct a public improvement; and

(e) Employed by or under contract with any person authorized by contract to act on behalf of the state, agency or subdivision.

(3) "Public employer" means:

(a) The state or any agency of or political subdivision in the state; and

(b) Any person authorized to act on behalf of the state, or any agency of or political subdivision in the state, with respect to control, management or supervision of any employee. [Formerly 659.505; 2014 c.78 §2; 2015 c.3 §49]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 659A—Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors659A.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.