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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Oregon

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Oregon are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Oregon laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • require employees to take a polygraph test
  • fire employees who testify under certain labor regulations or minimum wage laws or who testify before the legislature
  • fire an employee because of jury duty
  • fire for union activity
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • retaliate against an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim, safety complaints, or wage complaints
  • violate protections for veterans or reservists
  • fire an employee for having wages withheld for child support or other garnishment

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