Or. Admin. R. 839-010-0000 - Purpose and Scope

(1) The Civil Rights Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries enforces the provisions of ORS 441.174, 652.355, 653.060, 659A.199, 659A.200 to 659A.233 and OL Ch 519, Sec.7 2013, prohibiting discrimination based on whistleblowing disclosures or activities that are described in the statutes. These rules apply to all such complaints and inquiries received on or after the effective date of these rules.
(2) The purpose of these rules is to clarify the provisions of the statutes.
(3) In accordance with ORS 659A.820, an individual claiming a violation of 441.174, 652.355, 653.060, 659A.199, 659A.200 to 659A.233, OL Ch 519, Sec. 7 2013 or these rules may file a complaint with the Civil Rights Division, as provided in OAR 839-003-0025.
(4) The Oregon Safe Employment Act (OSEA) protects employees complaining regarding ORS 654.001 to .295, providing for safety and health conditions in places of employment, workplace safety committees; hazard communication and hazardous substances, and health and sanitation inspections. 654.412 to .423, providing for safety of health care employees; 654.750 to .780, providing for hazardous chemicals in agriculture. Rules for OSEA are found in chapter 839 division 4.


Or. Admin. R. 839-010-0000
BL 9-1991, f. & cert. ef. 8-29-91; BL 4-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-96; BLI 17-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-11-00; BLI 10-2002, f. & cert. ef. 5-17-02; BLI 39-2007, f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; BLI 12-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-30-13; BLI 2-2015, f. & cert. ef. 1/28/2015

Stat. Auth.: ORS 652.355, 653.060, 659A.221 & 659A.805

Stats. Implemented: ORS 441.174, 652.355, 653.060, 659A.199, 659A.200 - 659A.233 & OL Ch 519, Sec. 7 2013

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