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Ruling Against AT&T on Disciplinary Policy
On Injuries Seen Yielding More Complaints

Feb. 8, 2013, 5:00 AM

A state administrative ruling that AT&T Inc.'s disciplinary policy for service technicians violated federal and Michigan prohibitions against punishing workers who report injuries is expected to open the door for others to file complaints (AT&T Servs. Inc. v. Aggeler).

“We’re confident we’ll gather lots of cases from around the country,” David LeGrande, director of occupational safety and health for the Communications Workers of America, told BNA Feb. 4.

On Jan. 15, an administrative law judge with the Michigan Administrative Hearing System upheld a decision by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) in the case of a ...