Oregon Employers Can’t Use Your Credit Report Anymore
When Deciding Whether to Hire You
On July 1, 2010, Oregon’s Job Applicant Fairness Act went into effect making it unlawful for most employers to require a job applicant to provide a credit report when applying for a job. There are some exceptions to this law, which include job applicants for bank jobs, police, security, and/or if credit information “is substantially job related.” Nonetheless, this is a powerful law that not many other states have.
Under the federal bankruptcy statutes, employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee for the reason that the employee filed a bankruptcy. It is important to speak with an experienced bankruptcy attorney in Portland to discuss this issue and any other question regarding bankruptcy law.