Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions

ORS 659A.228
Discrimination for reporting violation of election laws prohibited


In addition to the conduct prohibited in ORS 659A.199 (Prohibited conduct by employer), it is an unlawful employment practice for a person to discriminate or retaliate against another person with respect to hire or tenure, compensation or other terms, conditions or privileges of employment for the reason that the person has in good faith reported information that the person believes is evidence of a violation of a state or federal election law, rule or regulation.


This section applies only to a person who pays money or offers other valuable consideration for obtaining signatures of electors on a state initiative, referendum or recall petition or on a prospective petition for a state measure to be initiated. [2013 c.519 §7]
§§ 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


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Jun. 26, 2021