New Posting Requirement for Employers Including Local Governments

Oregon law provides substantial protections for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or criminal harassment.  Specifically,  employees who are victims are entitled to protection from job discrimination based on their status as a victim; employers must provide reasonable workplace safety accommodations for employees who are victims; and some employees who are victims are entitled to reasonable leave from work to address safety–related matters.  HB 2903, which was passed by the legislature during the 2013 session, requires employers with six or more employees - including local governments - to post a summary of the statutes and administrative rules regarding the employment rights of victims of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.  The required posting materials will be made available electronically here when completed by the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI).