What is my recourse if my new boss is asking people on his staff if they’re married before he puts them under discipline?

Asked on November 18, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Oregon

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

This may be illegal, and an employee who is treated worse because of his or her marital status may have a viable legal claim. That is because your state prohibits discrimination (or differential treatment) in employment on the basis of marital status. An employee discriminated against on this basis could contact your state equal/civil rights agency to file a complaint.


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