(1) If an employer requires an applicant or employee to have an academic degree from a post-secondary institution to qualify for a position, but does not require a degree with a specific title, it is an unlawful employment practice for the employer to refuse to hire or promote or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against the applicant or employee only because the applicant or employee meets the educational requirements for the position by having a degree with a title in theology or religious occupations from a school that, when the degree was issued, was a school described in ORS 348.594 (2)(d) on the date preceding July 15, 2005, or was a school exempt from ORS 348.594 to 348.615 under ORS 348.604.
(2) If an employer other than a public body, as defined in ORS 192.410, offers employees benefits of tuition reimbursement, educational debt reduction, educational incentive or educational contribution or gift match for educational services provided by a post-secondary institution and the employer does not restrict the program to specific institutions or degrees with specific titles, it is an unlawful employment practice for the employer to refuse to offer the benefit to or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against an employee because the employee attends or seeks to attend a school that is:
(a) A school that was, on the date before July 15, 2005, described in ORS 348.594 (2)(d); or
(b) Exempt from ORS 348.594 to 348.615 under ORS 348.604. [2001 c.621 §93; 2005 c.546 §11]Section: Previous 659A.285 659A.300 659A.303 659A.306 659A.309 659A.312 659A.315 659A.318 659A.321 659A.400 659A.403 659A.406 659A.409 659A.420 659A.421 Next
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