The Oregon Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 659A.001 et seq.).
Discrimination on the basis of sex includes discriminating because of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.
The Act covers all employers, regardless of size.
Additionally, effective January 1, 2020, Oregon’s Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act expands this law to require employers with six or more employees to also provide reasonable accommodations for employees’ and applicants’ known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions.
Failure to make reasonable accommodations will be an unlawful employment practice. More information on accommodation requirements is provided below.