Disabilities (ADA): Oregon

This item is part of Disabilities (ADA).

This information should be reviewed in conjunction with the in-depth discussion above of federal law and coverage on this topic.

Author: Patrick F. Martin, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • Oregon private employers must comply with not only the state and local antidiscrimination laws, but also the federal equal opportunity laws, including the Oregon law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. See Disability Discrimination in Oregon.
  • Oregon's Disability Law provides protection to a broad range of protected classes for those employees who work in Oregon, including individuals with disabilities. See Oregon's Disability Law.
  • Women who are pregnant, are expectant or actual mothers, or who experience childbirth-related medical conditions or occurrences must be treated the same for all employment-related purposes. See Pregnancy-Related Disability.
  • Employers with one or more employees in Oregon may not seek, obtain or use an applicant or employee's genetic information, or that of a blood relative of the employee or applicant, to distinguish between or discriminate against or restrict any right or benefit otherwise due or available to an employee or a prospective employee. See Genetic Testing.