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23.01.080 Enforcement and Administration.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 165319 and 189396, effective March 29, 2019.)

A.  Enforcement of all or any part of this Chapter shall be governed by the procedures established in ORS Chapter 659A.  Rules adopted by the City Attorney pursuant to section 23.01.090 of this Chapter may also be used to implement enforcement and administration of this Chapter.

B.  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful employment practice under this Chapter may file a complaint with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries under procedures established in ORS 659A.820, and any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful practice under this Chapter relating to selling, renting or leasing real estate or discrimination in public accommodations, may file a complaint with the Commissioner under procedures established in ORS 659A.820.

C.  The Commissioner may then proceed and shall have the same enforcement powers under this Chapter, and if the complaint is found to be justified the complainant shall be entitled to the same remedies, under ORS 659A.840 to 659A.860 as in the case of any other complaint filed under ORS 659A.820.

D.  Any order issued by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries under this Chapter shall be viewed as one issued by a hearings officer employed by the City within the meaning of ORS 3.136(3) and shall be fully enforceable by the City.

E.  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory act under the provisions of this code shall have a cause of action in any court of competent jurisdiction for damages and such other remedies as may be appropriate.  Election of remedies and other procedural issues relating to the interplay between administrative proceedings and private rights of action shall be handled as provided for in ORS 659A.870 and 659A.885.  The court may grant such relief as it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, such relief as is provided in ORS 659A.885.