Portland, OR asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Oregon

Q: New Seasons Market in Oregon has a mask 'requirement' for employees. Is this legal? Can we object and not lose our jobs?

The science clearly shows many health concerns rebreathing expired air and I feel strongly about staying healthy. I've been employed for almost 9 years and love my job with New Seasons but this new policy crosses the line. How can we reach a compromise? Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Yes, they can require it, just as they can require you to wear clothing, or if you had a job removing asbestos they can require you to wear full-on respirators.

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