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Oregon Whistleblower Law

Whistleblowers protected under common law “public policy” tort, but an adequate statutory remedy may preclude common law claim. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Oregon have a False Claims Act (FCA)?

Yes. Oregon has both a False Claims Act that applies to general frauds as well as the Oregon Medicaid AntiFraud Statute, which prohibits fraud against the state’s medicaid program.

Do the Oregon laws have whistleblower provisions?

Yes. Under Oregon law, discharging, demoting, suspending, or discriminating against an employee that made a good faith report is prohibited.

Does Oregon recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?

Yes. In Oregon, it is prohibited to fire an employee for abiding by public policy.