Oregon Statutes - Chapter 659A - Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions; Administrative and Civil Enforcement - Section 659A.805 - Rules for carrying out ORS chapter 659A.

(1) In accordance with any applicable provision of ORS chapter 183, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries may adopt reasonable rules:

(a) Establishing what acts and communications constitute a notice, sign or advertisement that public accommodation or real property will be refused, withheld from, or denied to any person or that the person will be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, marital status, disability, color, national origin, familial status or, with respect to public accommodation, age.

(b) Establishing what inquiries in connection with employment and prospective employment express a limitation, specification or unlawful discrimination as to race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin or age.

(c) Establishing what inquiries in connection with employment and prospective employment soliciting information as to race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin or age are based on bona fide job qualifications.

(d) For internal operation and practice and procedure before the commissioner under this chapter.

(e) Covering any other matter required to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(2) In adopting rules under this section the commissioner shall consider the following factors, among others:

(a) The relevance of information requested to job performance in connection with which it is requested.

(b) Available reasonable alternative ways of obtaining requested information without soliciting responses as to race, religion, color, sex, disability, marital status, national origin, age or, with respect to real property transactions, familial status.

(c) Whether a statement or inquiry soliciting information as to race, religion, color, sex, disability, marital status, national origin, age or, with respect to real property transactions, familial status, communicates an idea independent of an intention to limit, specify or unlawfully discriminate as to race, religion, color, sex, disability, marital status, national origin, age or, with respect to real property transactions, familial status.

(d) Whether the independent idea communicated is relevant to a legitimate objective of the kind of transaction which it contemplates.

(e) The ease with which the independent idea relating to a legitimate objective of the kind of transaction contemplated could be communicated without connoting an intention to unlawfully discriminate as to race, religion, color, sex, disability, marital status, national origin, age or, with respect to real property transactions, familial status. [Formerly 659.103; 2003 c.521 §4; 2007 c.903 §5]

Note: The amendments to 659A.805 by section 10, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, are the subject of a referendum petition that may be filed with the Secretary of State not later than September 26, 2007. If the referendum petition is filed with the required number of signatures of electors, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, will be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the regular general election held on November 4, 2008. If approved by the people at the general election, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, takes effect December 4, 2008. If the referendum petition is not filed with the Secretary of State or does not contain the required number of signatures of electors, the amendments to 659A.805 by section 10, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2008. 659A.805, as amended by section 10, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, and including amendments by section 5a, chapter 903, Oregon Laws 2007, is set forth for the userís convenience.

659A.805. (1) In accordance with any applicable provision of ORS chapter 183, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries may adopt reasonable rules:

(a) Establishing what acts and communications constitute a notice, sign or advertisement that public accommodation or real property will be refused, withheld from, or denied to any person or that the person will be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability or:

(A) With respect to public accommodation, age.

(B) With respect to real property transactions, familial status or source of income.

(b) Establishing what inquiries in connection with employment and prospective employment express a limitation, specification or unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability.

(c) Establishing what inquiries in connection with employment and prospective employment soliciting information as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability are based on bona fide occupational qualifications.

(d) For internal operation and practice and procedure before the commissioner under this chapter.

(e) Covering any other matter required to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(2) In adopting rules under this section the commissioner shall consider the following factors, among others:

(a) The relevance of information requested to job performance in connection with which it is requested.

(b) Available reasonable alternative ways of obtaining requested information without soliciting responses as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability, source of income or, with respect to real property transactions, familial status.

(c) Whether a statement or inquiry soliciting information as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability, source of income or, with respect to real property transactions, familial status, communicates an idea independent of an intention to limit, specify or unlawfully discriminate as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability, source of income or, with respect to real property transactions, familial status.

(d) Whether the independent idea communicated is relevant to a legitimate objective of the kind of transaction that it contemplates.

(e) The ease with which the independent idea relating to a legitimate objective of the kind of transaction contemplated could be communicated without connoting an intention to unlawfully discriminate as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability, source of income or, with respect to real property transactions, familial status.

Note: See second note under 659A.003.

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