Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions

ORS 659A.029
“Because of sex” defined for ORS 659A.030

For purposes of ORS 659A.030 (Discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or expunged juvenile record prohibited), the phrase “because of sex” includes, but is not limited to, because of pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or occurrences. Women affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions or occurrences shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work by reason of physical condition, and nothing in this section shall be interpreted to permit otherwise. [Formerly 659.029]
§§ 659A.250 to 659A.262

(formerly 659.280 to 659.290)

Law Review Citations

26 WLR 394-395 (1990)

§§ 659A.150 to 659A.186

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

(formerly 659.029)

Notes of Decisions

This section was not preempted by federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Gast v. State of Oregon, 36 Or App 441, 585 P2d 12 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Because this section's term "person engaged in a business" did not include municipalities, city's failure to file joint declaration of independent contractor status did not render claimant its employe. City of Portland v. Thomas, 81 Or App 642, 726 P2d 965 (1986), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Discrimination on basis of pregnancy in employment not governed by Federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, (1978) Vol 38, p 1802


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