Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division

Rule Rule 437-001-0295
Discrimination Complaint


An employee or prospective employee may file a complaint as provided in ORS 654.062 (Notice of violation to employer by worker)(5) if the employee believes discrimination has occurred because:


The employee opposed a practice forbidden by, or engaged in a practice provided for, in the Oregon Safe Employment Act; or


The employee refused in good faith to be subjected to imminent danger provided the employer refused to correct the hazard or it was not possible to notify the employer of the danger and the employee has notified Oregon OSHA or other appropriate agency, of the hazard, unless excused on the basis of insufficient time or opportunity as stated in OAR 839-003-0025 (Filing a Complaint: Employment (other than OSEA) and Public Accommodation), Bureau of Labor and Industries rules.


The complaint shall be filed with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, Oregon 97232, within 90 days after the employee had reasonable cause to believe discrimination occurred. The complaint may also be filed in any Circuit Court of the State of Oregon.


The complaint may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, 3056 Federal Office Building, Seattle, Washington 98174 as stated in 29 CFR 1977.15.

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Jun. 8, 2021