Oregon Violence in the Workplace laws & HR compliance analysis

Oregon Violence in the Workplace: What you need to know

Oregon law prohibits the possession or use of firearms, stun guns or tear gas guns, or dangerous weapons (including daggers, clubs and batons, and martial arts weapons such as nunchakus) in public buildings, including state, county, and city buildings; public and private schools; colleges and universities; and hospitals; and their grounds (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 166.360). Pocketknives with blades less than 4 inches are not considered dangerous weapons. It is unlawful to carry a concealed firearm or have a concealed handgun readily available in a vehicle (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 166.250).
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Employers with six or more employees may not discriminate against an employee because the employee takes leave to address domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. An employer may limit the amount of leave taken if the leave creates an undue hardship to the employer's business (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 659A.885).
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has been directed by Executive Order to issue guidance for employees and management regarding available support and assistance, including confidential means of seeking assistance and resource and referral information. DAS will post a statewide list with contact information for counseling, advocacy, and referral resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as counseling resources for perpetrators. These notices will be posted in locations of high visibility such as bulletin boards, break rooms, and online sources.
Employees of any state agency who witness threats or incidents of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking in the workplace must report the event immediately ...

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