If an employee is fired because of race, gender, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or national origin, they may have a claim for wrongful termination.
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Generally under Oregon law, a worker that does not have a written employment contract is considered to be an “at will” employee, and may be fired for any reason or for no reason at all. However, at will employees may not be terminated for a reason which violates public policy. Similarly, terminations made in retaliation for an employee’s complaints about discrimination are also illegal.