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Facebook Posts About Safety Concerns Prompt Whistle-Blower Suit

Jan. 23, 2017, 9:57 PM

Facebook posts raising on-the-job health concerns contributed to the firing of a worker that OSHA is now defending in federal court.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Jan. 19 filed a whistle-blower defense lawsuit claiming that Shepherd’s Chapel Church of Gravette, Ark., which has a nationally distributed television ministry, and Pastor Dennis Murray wrongly dismissed two workers who are married to each other (Perez v. Soldiers of the Cross, W.D. Ark., 17-5014, 1/19/17).

The case appears to be the first time OSHA has said in a whistle-blower lawsuit that Facebook entries complaining...

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