Oregon Statutes - Chapter 659A - Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions; Administrative and Civil Enforcement - Section 659A.206 - Effect on public employer’s authority over employees.

ORS 659A.200 to 659A.224 are not intended to:

(1) Prohibit a supervisor or appointing authority from requiring that an employee inform the supervisor or appointing authority as to official legislative requests for information to the agency or the substance of testimony made, or to be made, by the employee to legislators on behalf of the agency or subdivision;

(2) Permit an employee to leave the employee’s assigned work areas during normal work hours without following applicable rules and policies pertaining to leaves, unless the employee is requested by a member of the Legislative Assembly or a legislative committee to appear before a legislative committee;

(3) Authorize an employee to represent the employee’s personal opinions as the opinions of the agency or subdivision;

(4) Except as specified in ORS 659A.212 (2), authorize an employee to disclose information required to be kept confidential under state or federal law, rule or regulation;

(5) Restrict or preclude disciplinary action against an employee if the information disclosed by the employee is known by the employee to be false, if the employee discloses the information with reckless disregard for its truth or falsity, or if the information disclosed relates to the employee’s own violations, mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority or endangerment of the public health or safety; or

(6) Restrict or impair any judicial right of action an employee or an employer has under existing law. [Formerly 659.515]

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Last modified: August 7, 2008