DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, September 22, 2014

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US Labor Department seeks damages for wrongly terminated Sandpoint, Idaho, employee

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against Sandpoint Gas ‘n' Go & Lube Center Inc. and its owner for violating the whistleblower protection provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The investigation determined that Sandpoint and its owner terminated a mechanic for raising safety and health concerns in the workplace.

OSHA investigated a complaint and cited the employer for safety and health violations. Upon receipt of the citations and proposed penalties, the employer fired the employee. The department determined that the employee was fired for filing a safety complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Boise Area Office.

The employer is expected to pay to the fired employee back wages with interest, benefits and punitive damages. The suit also requests an order from the court permanently enjoining Sandpoint and its owner from violating the anti-retaliation provisions of the OSH Act and requires that a notice be posted for employees regarding their rights.

OSHA compliance and how to work with OSHA: Read this interesting interview with a former OSHA director

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