Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions

ORS 659A.272
Employer required to provide leave


Except as provided in ORS 659A.275 (Undue hardship), a covered employer shall allow an eligible employee to take reasonable leave from employment for any of the following purposes:

(1)

To seek legal or law enforcement assistance or remedies to ensure the health and safety of the employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent, including preparing for and participating in protective order proceedings or other civil or criminal legal proceedings related to domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.

(2)

To seek medical treatment for or to recover from injuries caused by domestic violence or sexual assault to or harassment or stalking of the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent.

(3)

To obtain, or to assist a minor child or dependent in obtaining, counseling from a licensed mental health professional related to an experience of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.

(4)

To obtain services from a victim services provider for the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent.

(5)

To relocate or take steps to secure an existing home to ensure the health and safety of the eligible employee or the employee’s minor child or dependent. [2007 c.180 §3; 2011 c.687 §2]
§§ 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