Employment Discrimination Law
What is an Oregon discrimination attorney and do I need one?
Are you being treated differently at work? Are the circumstances of your treatment so unusual, shocking, unjust, or severe as to suggest discrimination? Are there noticeably few employees of your race, gender, or other classification at your workplace? Have you noticed that other employees like you seem to be singled out for worse treatment or put in lower ranking positions? Federal and Oregon laws protect you from being discriminated against at work. That means you can’t be fired or demoted, paid less, or otherwise treated differently because you belong to a protected class.
In Oregon, most employer-employee relationships are “at will”. This means that the employer is free to hire, discipline, or fire any employee at any time for any reason—unless that reason is contrary to an agreement, or is unlawful under state, federal or local law, or contrary to public policy.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency responsible for protecting specific classes of people from employment discrimination and investigating charges of job discrimination the workplace. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Civil Rights Division is the Oregon State agency charged with investigating complaints of harassment and/or discrimination in the workplace.
Discrimination Lawyer, Portland Oregon
Meyer Stephenson Employment Law represents employees in discrimination throughout the state. Our attorneys may be able to assist you with employment discrimination claims in Oregon, including the following:
- National Origin
- Marital status
- Family relationship
- Genetic Information
- Injured Worker (Invoking the Workers’ Compensation System)
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
- Domestic Violence Victim
- Opposition to unsafe working conditions
- Equal pay
- Criminal convictions
- Uniformed Services (USERRA)
- Exercising rights under medical leave statutes (OFLA and/or FMLA)
- Exercising rights under military leave statutes (Oregon Military Family Leave Act)
Have you experienced discrimination in your workplace? Do you have questions about discrimination? Allow an Oregon discrimination attorney to help. Contact us at Meyer Stephenson.