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Civil Rights - Overview of the Laws

Federal civil rights laws are organized by protected classes including race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age.

State equal opportunity laws are organized by revised statutes and administrative rules.

State Laws - Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

 

ORS Chapter 659 - Prohibited Discrimination 

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Discrimination in Education 

  • 659.850 Discrimination in education prohibited; rules
  • 659.855 Sanctions for noncompliance with discrimination prohibitions
  • 659.860 Enforcement of ORS 659.850
 

Discrimination Against Athletes

  • 659.865 Discrimination for participation in sanctioned athletic events prohibited

 

Prohibition Against Certain Local Laws Relating to Sexual Orientation

  • 659.870 Political subdivisions prohibited from enacting or enforcing certain laws relating to sexual orientation; remedy
 

ORS Chapter 339 - School Safety 

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Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying 

  • 339.351 Definitions for ORS 339.351 to 339.364
  • 339.353 Findings
  • 339.356 District policy required
  • 339.359 Training programs; prevention task forces, programs and other initiatives
  • 339.362 Retaliation against victims and witnesses prohibited; school employee immunity
  • 339.364 Victim may seek redress under other laws
 

State Rules - Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) - Chapter 581

 

Division 15 

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Hearings Under Section 504

  • 581-015-2390 Definitions for Hearings Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • 581-015-2395 Procedures for a Hearing under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

 

Division 21 

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School Governance

  • 581-021-0038 Minimum Requirements for School District Sexual Harassment Policies
 

Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity

  • 581-021-0041 Form and Protocol for Sports Physical Examinations
  • 581-021-0042 Appeals from Voluntary Organization Decisions Regarding Interscholastic Activities
  • 581-021-0044 Delegation of Authority
  • 581-021-0045 Discrimination Prohibited
  • 581-021-0046 Program Compliance Standards
  • 581-021-0049 Hearings and Appeals
 

Division 22

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School Administration

  • 581-022-1140 Equal Educational Opportunities
  • 581-022-1940 Appeal Procedure
  • 581-022-1941 Complaints Procedures

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