2017 ORS 659A.259¹
Eviction from employee housing or discrimination against employee for reporting violations of ORS 659A.250 to 659A.262 prohibited
  • enforcement

(1) It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to expel or evict from housing referred to in ORS 659A.250 (Definitions for ORS 659A.250 to 659A.262) to 659A.262 (Warrant on behalf of person entitled to access to housing) or to discharge, demote, suspend from employment or in any other manner discriminate or retaliate against an employee or any member of the employee’s household for the reason that the employee or any member of the employee’s household has:

(a) Reported or complained concerning possible violations of ORS 659A.250 (Definitions for ORS 659A.250 to 659A.262) to 659A.262 (Warrant on behalf of person entitled to access to housing); or

(b) Conferred with or invited to residential areas, any authorized person or invited person.

(2) An employee or any member of the employee’s household may file a complaint under ORS 659A.820 (Complaints) for violations of this section and may bring a civil action under ORS 659A.885 (Civil action) and recover the relief as provided by ORS 659A.885 (Civil action) (1) and (3). [Formerly 659.295]

(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.