Or. Admin. R. 839-003-0025 - Filing a Complaint

(1) Complaints under the Oregon Safe Employment Act (OSEA), which includes ORS 654.001 to 654.295, 654.412 to 654.423, 654.750 to 654.780 and 654.991, must be filed in accordance with OAR 839-003-0031.
(2) Complaints under ORS 659A.145 or 659A.421 or the federal Fair Housing Act ( 42 U.S.C. 3601 - 3614 a) must be filed in accordance with OAR 839-003-0200, or 839-003-0245 (Commissioner's Housing Complaint).
(3) Commissioner's complaints other than commissioner's housing complaints must be filed in accordance with OAR 839-003-0100.
(4) An aggrieved person or the aggrieved person's attorney may file a complaint alleging unlawful practices, in person or by mail, with the division at any bureau office in the state of Oregon. The complaint must meet the standards provided in OAR 839-003-0005(4).
(5) The filing date is the date the division receives a complaint that meets the standards provided in OAR 839-003-0005(4).
(6) A complaint must be filed with the division no later than one year after the alleged unlawful practice occurred. If the alleged unlawful practice is of a continuing nature, the right to file a complaint exists so long as the person files the complaint within one year of the most recent date the unlawful practice occurred.
(7) An aggrieved person alleging constructive discharge from employment must file a discrimination complaint with the division within one year of the date the discharge occurred.
(8) The procedures for filing a complaint are as follows:
(a) An aggrieved person or the aggrieved person's attorney makes an inquiry to the division;
(b) The division may provide the aggrieved person or the aggrieved person's attorney with a letter of information and/or questionnaire to assist in determining whether there is a basis for filing a complaint;
(c) If the division determines the aggrieved person has a basis for filing a complaint, the division will draft a complaint based upon the information provided by the aggrieved person and send or give the complaint to the aggrieved person or the aggrieved person's attorney for review. The aggrieved person or the aggrieved person's attorney will request any necessary changes to the complaint.
(d) The aggrieved person will verify and sign the complaint. The complaint will then be submitted to the division.
(e) If the aggrieved person is an unemancipated minor the complaint must be signed by the minor and the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 839-003-0025
BL 7-1981, f. & ef. 6-25-81; BL 4-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-96; BL 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-98; BLI 11-2000, f. & cert. ef. 3-24-00; BLI 10-2002, f. & cert. ef. 5-17-02; BLI 12-2004, f. 10-22-04 cert. ef. 10-25-04; BLI 19-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-18-07 thru 1-1-08; BLI 29-2007, f. 9-27-07 cert. ef. 10-1-07; BLI 7-2008(Temp), f. 3-20-08, cert. ef. 3-25-08 thru 9-21-08; Administrative correction 10-21-08; BLI 40-2008(Temp), f. 11-10-08, cert. ef. 11-12-08 thru 5-1-09; BLI 43-2008, f. 12-3-08, cert. ef. 12-5-08; BLI 6-2010, f. & cert. ef. 2-24-10; BLI 8-2011, f. 10-13-11, cert. ef. 10-14-11; BLI 5-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-13-12 thru 12-10-12; BLI 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-8-12; BLI 9-2015, f. & cert. ef. 6/29/2015

Stat. Auth.: ORS 659A.805

Stats. Implemented: ORS 654.062 & 659A

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