Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions

ORS 659A.190
Definitions for ORS 659A.190 to 659A.198

As used in ORS 659A.190 (Definitions for ORS 659A.190 to 659A.198) to 659A.198 (Use of paid leave):


“Covered employer” means an employer who employs six or more persons in the State of Oregon for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the year in which an eligible employee takes leave to attend a criminal proceeding or in the year immediately preceding the year in which an eligible employee takes leave to attend a criminal proceeding.


“Crime victim” means a person who has suffered financial, social, psychological or physical harm as a result of a person felony, as defined in the rules of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, and includes a member of the immediate family of the person.


“Criminal proceeding” has the meaning given that term in ORS 131.005 (General definitions) and includes a juvenile proceeding under ORS chapter 419C or any other proceeding at which a crime victim has a right to be present.


“Eligible employee” means an employee who:


Worked an average of more than 25 hours per week for a covered employer for at least 180 days immediately before the date the employee takes leave to attend a criminal proceeding; and


Is a crime victim.


“Immediate family” means spouse, domestic partner, father, mother, sibling, child, stepchild and grandparent. [2003 c.603 §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