Category Archives: Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

Sen. Sara Gelser Says the Oregon Legislature Can’t Duck Responsibility for Sexual Harassment Any Longer

Sen. Sara Gelser says sexual harassment is still alive and well in the Oregon Legislature. Source: Sen. Sara Gelser Says the Oregon Legislature Can’t Duck Responsibility for Sexual Harassment Any Longer

Oregon Strippers Are Engaged in a Fierce Battle Over Whether They Should Be Contractors or Employees. The Last Reform? A Dial Tone.

The debate is more heated than ever, thanks to a recent California court ruling that sent ripples through the strip club industry. Source: Oregon Strippers Are Engaged in a Fierce Battle Over Whether They Should Be Contractors or Employees. The Last Reform? A Dial Tone.

Editorial: Turning the page on a turbulent chapter

Last week’s settlement of sexual harassment complaints against the Oregon Legislature won’t magically fix the culture in the Capitol. Some of the same people named in a state Bureau of Labor and Industries investigation as acting inappropriately remain in the building. And even the pain of a $1.1 million payout to nine women won’t necessarily […]
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Oregon Legislature Settles Harassment Case with BOLI

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) announced March 5 that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Oregon Legislature to resolve a civil rights complaint that the bureau filed last summer. The Legislature will provide $1.1 million to eight victims of sexual harassment and hostile workplace behavior at the state Capitol in Salem Source: […]
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Taxpayers foot Legislature’s harassment bill

In the next month, the Legislature will write a check for $1.1 million to finish its settlement of sexual harassment claims at the Capitol. But it won’t be legislators or employees accused of the misconduct who have to pay. Source: Taxpayers foot Legislature’s harassment bill

Oregon Legislature reaches $1.3M settlement over sexual harassment

Oregon legislative leaders announced on Tuesday afternoon that they reached a settlement with the state’s labor regulators, after the Bureau of Labor and Industries found evidence that leaders know about sexual harassment at the Capitol and did little to stop it. Source: Oregon Legislature reaches $1.3M settlement over sexual harassment

Legislature will pay harassment victims $1 million

BOLI agreement settles claims by nine victims who say they faced ineffective help from legislative leaders. The Oregon Legislature will pay $1 million to nine victims of harassment at the Capitol, settling a complaint by state labor officials that has put a cloud over the 2019 session. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Legislature will pay […]
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Oregon Legislature To Pay $1.1 Million In Damages To Victims Of Harassment

The Oregon Legislature will pay more than $1.1 million in damages to eight women who were sexually harassed at the state Capitol as part of a settlement agreement with the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries. Source: Oregon Legislature To Pay $1.1 Million In Damages To Victims Of Harassment

Legislative Leaders Agree to Pay Sexual Harassment Victims More Than $1 Million

Legislative leaders settle sexual harassment complaints by eight women for about $1 million. Source: Legislative Leaders Agree to Pay Sexual Harassment Victims More Than $1 Million

In Floor Speech, Senate President Peter Courtney Addresses Harassment Scandal

Peter Courtney says a settlement of sexual harassment claims against the Legislature is looming. Source: In Floor Speech, Senate President Peter Courtney Addresses Harassment Scandal