2015 ORS 659A.270¹
Definitions for ORS 659A.270 to 659A.285

As used in ORS 659A.270 (Definitions for ORS 659A.270 to 659A.285) to 659A.285 (Use of paid leave):

(1) "Covered employer" means an employer who employs six or more individuals in the State of Oregon for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the year in which an eligible employee takes leave to address domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking, or in the year immediately preceding the year in which an eligible employee takes leave to address domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.

(2) "Eligible employee" means an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking or is the parent or guardian of a minor child or dependent who is a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.

(3) "Protective order" means an order authorized by ORS 30.866 (Action for issuance or violation of stalking protective order), 107.095 (Provisions court may make after commencement of suit and before judgment) (1)(c), 107.700 (Short title) to 107.735 (Duties of State Court Administrator), 124.005 (Definitions for ORS 124.005 to 124.040) to 124.040 (Short title), 163.730 (Definitions for ORS 30.866 and 163.730 to 163.750) to 163.750 (Violating a court's stalking protective order) or 163.760 (Definitions for ORS 163.760 to 163.777) to 163.777 (Fees or undertaking may not be required) or any other order that restrains an individual from contact with an eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent.

(4) "Victim of domestic violence" means:

(a) An individual who has been a victim of abuse, as defined in ORS 107.705 (Definitions for ORS 107.700 to 107.735); or

(b) Any other individual designated as a victim of domestic violence by rule adopted under ORS 659A.805 (Rules for carrying out ORS chapter 659A).

(5) "Victim of harassment" means:

(a) An individual against whom harassment has been committed as described in ORS 166.065 (Harassment).

(b) Any other individual designated as a victim of harassment by rule adopted under ORS 659A.805 (Rules for carrying out ORS chapter 659A).

(6) "Victim of sexual assault" means:

(a) An individual against whom a sexual offense has been committed as described in ORS 163.305 (Definitions) to 163.467 (Private indecency) or 163.525 (Incest); or

(b) Any other individual designated as a victim of sexual assault by rule adopted under ORS 659A.805 (Rules for carrying out ORS chapter 659A).

(7) "Victim of stalking" means:

(a) An individual against whom stalking has been committed as described in ORS 163.732 (Stalking);

(b) An individual designated as a victim of stalking by rule adopted under ORS 659A.805 (Rules for carrying out ORS chapter 659A); or

(c) An individual who has obtained a court’s stalking protective order or a temporary court’s stalking protective order under ORS 30.866 (Action for issuance or violation of stalking protective order).

(8) "Victim services provider" means a prosecutor-based victim assistance program or a nonprofit program offering safety planning, counseling, support or advocacy related to domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking. [2007 c.180 §2; 2011 c.687 §1; 2013 c.321 §3; 2013 c.687 §17]


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.