The Oregon Fair Employment Practice Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of national origin, or because of association with anyone of a particular national origin (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 659.030). Practices or policies that discriminate against immigrants legally eligible for employment may constitute national origin discrimination in violation of the Act. The law applies to all employers in the state.
Citizenship requirements that are made a condition of employment discriminate on the basis of national origin in violation of the state law. Inquiries about a person's citizenship or country of birth are unlawful and imply discrimination on the basis of national origin.