Ore. offers website for domestic violence victims



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has created a new website with information to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in the workplace.

The website offers details about support services as well as state laws on employment rights for victims.

State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian noted that Oregon law allows victims to take reasonable unpaid leave from work if necessary for safety.

The new website was announced as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The site is: www.oregon.gov/BOLI/dvsas.shtml.