Oregon Violence in the Workplace laws & safety compliance analysis

Oregon Violence in the Workplace: What you need to know

Leave for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

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).

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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 to their manager or supervisor, human resources office, or site security personnel. DAS has issued a clear prohibition of the threat or commission of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking by any agency employee on agency premises during working hours or at an agency-sponsored event. Each state agency must distribute the policy against domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking in the workplace to its employees and provide the policy to new employees at the start of employment by the agency. Each agency must ensure that appropriate guidance and training are provided for ...


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