Individual Liability for Employment Discrimination - Recent Developments in Aiding and Abetting Claims Under ORS 659A.030(1)(g)
Date: Thursday, February 3rd 2011
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Location: World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2 26 SW Salmon, Portland
Credit Type(s): General Credit
In the past few years, employment litigation in Oregon has changed dramatically with the expansion of remedies allowed under Oregon state law. One of the most dramatic changes that has arisen is the proliferation of claims alleging liability against individual supervisors, coworkers, and corporate entities related to the employer for "aiding and abetting" unlawful discrimination under ORS 659A.030. Although this statute has existed for quite some time, previously it was not cited often because of questions about available remedies. With legislative changes in Oregon, however, it has proven to be a potentially powerful tool in any plaintiff's arsenal-and a claim that defendants need to pay careful attention to.
Our speakers at this CLE, law partners Dana Sullivan and Courtney Angeli of Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan, will discuss all aspects of "aider and abettor" claims-from nuts and bolts to strategic considerations, as well as provide an overview of the law in Oregon to date. This CLE will be informative for those who represent both plaintiffs and defendants.