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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) protects employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and ensures access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.

The four principal duties of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) are to: (1) protect the rights of workers and citizens to equal, non-discriminatory treatment through the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws that apply to workplaces, housing and public accommodations; (2) encourage and enforce compliance with state laws relating to wages, hours, terms and conditions of employment; (3) educate and train employers to understand and comply with both wage and hour and civil rights law; and (4) promote the development of a highly skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through the apprenticeship program and through partnerships with government, labor, business, and educational institutions.

US Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplaces.

DOL is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.

Northwest Workers Justice Project

NWJP provides high quality legal support and education to workers and their organizations, focusing on the priority areas of low-wage workers' organizing rights, rights of immigrant workers, rights of contingent workers (i.e., contract, part-time, day haul, temporary, etc.), and effects of international trade on low-wage workers

NWJP litigates major cases, undertakes policy advocacy, and provides training to workers about employment and organizing rights. Through training, referral, and co-counseling, NWJP also enlists the participation of private, pro bono lawyers and publicly funded legal services lawyers in aspects of this work, thereby further expanding low-wage workers' access to legal help.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. As a civil legal aid program, LASO assures fairness for all in the justice system, regardless of how much money you have. Through our own staff attorneys and hundreds of volunteers, LASO gives free legal help to thousands of low-income and elderly clients each year in matters relating to their physical safety, access to food and shelter, and other critical legal needs.

LASO’s mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.

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Albies & Stark serves clients in employment-related disputes and civil rights matters, including plaintiffs in individual or class action litigation.


The experienced lawyers at Albies & Stark are recognized and regarded for their integrity, passion, and advocacy on behalf of their clients.

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