2017 ORS 659A.283¹
Paid leave for public employees

(1) As used in this section, “public employer” means the State of Oregon.

(2)(a) Notwithstanding ORS 659A.285 (Use of paid leave), an eligible employee of the public employer who is a victim of domestic violence, a victim of harassment, a victim of sexual assault or a victim of stalking shall be granted leave with pay from employment for the purposes specified in ORS 659A.272 (Employer required to provide leave).

(b) Leave with pay authorized by this section is in addition to any vacation, sick, personal business or other form of paid or unpaid leave available to the eligible employee. However, an eligible employee must exhaust all other forms of paid leave before the employee may use the paid leave established under this section.

(c) An eligible employee may take up to 160 hours of leave with pay authorized by this section in each calendar year.

(3) If the public employer has knowledge, or reasonably should have knowledge, that an employee is a victim of domestic violence, a victim of harassment, a victim of sexual assault or a victim of stalking and that any direct or indirect communication to the eligible employee related to the victimization of the employee is made or attempted to be made in the workplace, the public employer of the employee shall immediately inform the employee and offer to report the communication to law enforcement.

(4) The public employer shall annually inform all employees of the provisions of ORS 659A.290 (Prohibited conduct by employer). [2013 c.613 §2]

(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.