<p>Comissioner Brad Avakian </p>

Comissioner Brad Avakian

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Hefty Fine for ‘P Club’ Discrimination

Enforcement a first under 2007 civil rights law

Last year, investigators with the Bureau of Labor and Industries found substantial evidence of unlawful discrimination, including phone messages from P Club bar owner Chris Penner asking a group of transgender patrons to stop visiting his establishment because he didn’t want the venue to become known as a “tranny bar” or “gay bar”.

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Progress and Gaps in Workforce Diversity

A new report from Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries shows some promising numbers for minority participation but also highlights significant gaps.