Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions

ORS 659A.380
When severance or separation agreements are voidable by employer

Any agreement entered into between an employer and a person with the authority to hire and fire employees, or the discretion to exercise control over employees, that requires severance or separation payments is voidable by the employer if, after the employer conducts a good faith investigation, the employer determines that the person violated ORS 659A.370 (Employer prohibited from entering into agreements that prevent employee from discussing certain unlawful conduct) or violated the policy adopted under ORS 659A.375 (Employer policies relating to prevention of discrimination and sexual assault) and that such violations were a substantial contributing factor in causing the separation from employment. [2019 c.343 §4]
Note: 659A.380 (When severance or separation agreements are voidable by employer) becomes operative October 1, 2020. See section 11, chapter 343, Oregon Laws 2019.
§§ 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