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Harassment: Oregon

Harassment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Tamara E. Russell, Barran Liebman LLP


  • Oregon's civil rights laws address harassment and hostile work environment claims. See Harassment Under Oregon Law.
  • Employers with one or more employees are subject to Oregon's antiharassment laws. See Covered Employers.
  • Oregon law, under certain circumstances, will find managers/supervisors and co-workers liable for harassment. See Individual Liability.
  • Harassment claims under Oregon law follow the same basic framework as harassment claims under federal law. See Sexual Harassment; Comparison With Federal Law.
  • An employee who succeeds upon a harassment claim under Oregon law can recover damages that are similar to what federal law provides. See Remedies for Harassment.
  • Oregon law places limits on the use of nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements related to violations of discrimination and harassment laws. See Employment Agreements.
  • Oregon employers are required to develop and distribute a written policy addressing discrimination and harassment. See Written Policy Requirements.