Oregon law prohibits certain employers from retaliating against an employee because the worker filed or participated in a workers' compensation claim.
ORS 659A.040 applies to employers who employ six or people:
It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against a worker with respect to hire or tenure or any term or condition of employment because the worker has applied for benefits or invoked or utilized the procedures provided for in [Oregon's workers' compensation laws] or has given testimony under the provisions of those laws.
It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against a worker injured on the job who applies for benefits under or in other ways invokes or uses the Oregon Workers' Compensation system. An employer may not discriminate against workers who have testified, are about to give testimony, or who are perceived as having testified in connection with Oregon Workers' Compensation procedures or [other relevant] civil procedures.
Please be advised that the above-listed statutes and rules are informational only. Since laws are always changing and will apply differently in different situations, you are encouraged to contact an attorney for help with any particular concerns.