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For purposes of sections 4.615 to 4.655, the following shall mean.

Age. Age refers only to an individual 18 years of age or older; except that, for purposes of sections 4.630 and 4.635, age also refers to individuals under 18 years of age who have received a decree of emancipation from the State of Oregon pursuant to ORS 419B.552.

Because of sex. Includes, but is not limited to, because of pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or occurrences. Women affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions or occurrences shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work by reason of physical condition, and nothing herein shall be interpreted to permit otherwise.

Commission. The human rights commission of the city as established under section 2.260 of this code.

Contractor. All persons, wherever situated, but excluding local, state or federal units of government or their officials, from whom the city purchases goods and/or services costing $2,500 or more in any fiscal year.

Discriminate or discrimination. A different and unequal treatment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, source of income, or disability.

Domestic partnership. A relationship between two persons who meet the following requirements: live as a family in a relationship of mutual support, caring and commitment, and intend to remain in such a relationship; neither is married or the domestic partner of any other person; are each 18 years of age or older; are not related by blood kinship closer than would bar marriage in the state of Oregon; and are mentally competent to consent to contract. Domestic partnership may also be demonstrated by having registered, certified or affirmed the relationship with any appropriate, legally established registry with substantially similar criteria within any jurisdiction in the United States.

Employee. Every individual who works for wages, salary or commission or a combination thereof in the service of an employer, but does not include persons employed by parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, spouse or child. In context, the term also includes those who are seeking or applying for employment.

Employer. All persons, wherever situated, who employ one or more employees within the city, or who solicit individuals within the city to apply for employment within the city or elsewhere; the term includes the city itself, its boards, commissions and authorities.

Ethnicity. A person’s cultural heritage.

Familial status. The relationship between one or more individuals at least one of whom has not attained 18 years of age and who is domiciled with:

(a) A parent or another person having legal custody of the individual; or

(b) The designee of the parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of the parent or other person.

“Familial status” includes any individual, regardless of age or domicile, who is pregnant or is in the process of securing legal custody of an individual who has not attained 18 years of age.

Labor organization. An organization which is constituted for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or for dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment or for other mutual aid or protection in connection with employees.

National origin. A person’s country of birth or ancestry.

Person. One or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy or receivers.

Person with a disability. A person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment. As used herein, “major life activity” includes, but is not limited to self-care, ambulation, communication, transportation, education, socialization, employment and ability to acquire, rent or maintain property; “has a record of such an impairment” means has a history of, or has been classified as having such an impairment; “is regarded as having an impairment” means that the individual:

(a) Has a physical or mental impairment that does not substantially limit major life activities but is treated by an employer or supervisor as having such a limitation;

(b) Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activities only as a result of the attitude of others toward such impairment; or

(c) Has no physical or mental impairment but is treated by an employer or supervisor as having an impairment.

Place of public accommodation. Except for an institution, bona fide club, or place of accommodation which is in its nature distinctively private, any place or service offering to the public accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges whether in the nature of goods, services, lodgings, amusements, or otherwise.

Sexual orientation. Actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or gender identity.

Source of income. The means by which a person supports his or her self and the person’s dependents, including but not limited to money and property from:

(a) Any occupation, profession, activity, contract, settlement or agreement;

(b) Federal or state payments;

(c) Court-ordered payments;

(d) Gifts, bequests, annuities, life insurance policies, and compensation for any illness or injury, but excluding any money or property derived in a manner made illegal by any law, statute or ordinance.

(Section 4.615 amended by Ordinance No. 17256, enacted February 24, 1975, Ordinance No. 17479, enacted November 24, 1975; Ordinance No. 18251, enacted August 28, 1978; Ordinance No. 19970, enacted July 11, 1994; administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20113, enacted April 6, 1998, effective May 6, 1998; amended by Ordinance No. 20264, enacted November 12, 2002, effective December 12, 2002; and Ordinance No. 20523, enacted January 27, 2014, effective March 6, 2014.)