The Oregon Equal Pay Law (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 652.220) requires that men and women be paid equally for work of comparable character, the performance of which requires comparable skills. The only permissible reasons for pay differentials are:
• Other good-faith factors other than sex
Employers are prohibited from retaliating against an employee for complaining about an equal pay violation or participating in the investigation or hearing of a complaint under the Equal Pay Law.
The Oregon Fair Employment Practice Act prohibits employers from discriminating in compensation or other terms and conditions of employment (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 659A.030). Protected classes include race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, and disability.