Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions

ORS 659A.800
Elimination and prevention of discrimination by Bureau of Labor and Industries

  • subpoenas


The Bureau of Labor and Industries may take all steps necessary to eliminate and prevent unlawful practices. To eliminate the effects of unlawful discrimination, the bureau may promote voluntarily affirmative action by employers, labor organizations, governmental agencies, private organizations and individuals and may accept financial assistance and grants or funds for this purpose.


The bureau is given general jurisdiction and power for the purpose of eliminating and preventing unlawful practices.


The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall employ a deputy commissioner and such other personnel as may be necessary to carry into effect the powers and duties conferred upon the bureau and the commissioner under this chapter and may prescribe the duties and responsibilities of the employees. The commissioner may delegate any of the powers under this chapter to the deputy commissioner employed under this subsection.


In the manner described in ORS 651.060 (Power to conduct investigations and issue subpoenas), the commissioner may conduct investigations, issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum, administer oaths, obtain evidence and take testimony in all matters relating to the duties required under this chapter.


A person delegated any powers or duties under this section and ORS 659A.805 (Rules for carrying out ORS chapter 659A) may not act as prosecutor and examiner in processing any violation under this chapter. [Formerly 659.100; 2007 c.277 §4]
§§ 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


Last accessed
Jun. 26, 2021