Bloomberg Law
April 13, 2020, 1:31 PM

Virus Whistleblowers Turning to OSHA Can Tap Extra Protections

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Workers who say they’ve been fired or disciplined after raising coronavirus concerns filed more than 300 whistleblower complaints to OSHA over the past month, and also can turn to additional federal and state laws for protection, attorneys told Bloomberg Law.

Nationwide, workers say they have experienced retaliation after pointing out problems with employers’ coronavirus health precautions. And since March 1, they’ve filed 386 whistleblower complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the agency confirmed to Bloomberg Law.

OSHA’s top administrator Loren Sweatt on April 8 emphasized that any worker “who believes that their employer is retaliating against them for ...

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