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Retaliation Complaint

It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you because you reported or opposed a workplace health or safety violation.

You are protected from being fired or demoted because you reported unsafe or illegal activity at work.

This page provides a complaint form to complete if you have been retaliated against. If you need to report a workplace health or safety violation, do so with Oregon OSHA.

Time limits

You must file a Complaint within one year (or 90 days for an OSHA claim) of the date of any discriminatory action/harm. CRD can only investigate unlawful discrimination that has occurred within one year (or 90 days for an OSHA claim) from the date of the unlawful act. Please submit your questionnaire promptly to allow time for the intake interview, drafting of the charge, sending/receiving time, signing and returning to BOLI before the one year (or 90 days for an OSHA claim) anniversary.

Filling out the questionnaire

You must complete all applicable portions of this questionnaire. Additional documents are not required at this stage.

Next steps

It can take up to 10 business days to hear from our team. It is your responsibility to contact this office in writing advising us of changes in your address or phone number.


Not all adverse actions are unlawful. You must show that the retaliation occurred because of your involvement in a protected activity, such as reporting unsafe working conditions.

Private attorney

You may consult an attorney at any time before or during a CRD investigation. Your attorney may also draft and submit your complaint, but it must contain your signature. You are not required to have an attorney for this process.

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