Paid leave for public employees
(1)As used in this section, “public employer” means the State of Oregon.
(2)Intentionally left blank —Ed.
(a)Notwithstanding ORS 659A.285 (Use of paid leave), an eligible employee of the public employer who is a victim of domestic violence, a victim of harassment, a victim of sexual assault or a victim of stalking shall be granted leave with pay from employment for the purposes specified in ORS 659A.272 (Employer required to provide leave).
(b)Leave with pay authorized by this section is in addition to any vacation, sick, personal business or other form of paid or unpaid leave available to the eligible employee. However, an eligible employee must exhaust all other forms of paid leave before the employee may use the paid leave established under this section.
(c)An eligible employee may take up to 160 hours of leave with pay authorized by this section in each calendar year.
(3)If the public employer has knowledge, or reasonably should have knowledge, that an employee is a victim of domestic violence, a victim of harassment, a victim of sexual assault or a victim of stalking and that any direct or indirect communication to the eligible employee related to the victimization of the employee is made or attempted to be made in the workplace, the public employer of the employee shall immediately inform the employee and offer to report the communication to law enforcement.
(4)The public employer shall annually inform all employees of the provisions of ORS 659A.290 (Prohibited conduct by employer). [2013 c.613 §2]
Section 659A.283 — Paid leave for public employees,