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Staying clear of whistleblower protection problems in your practice

It may not be well known, but OSHA oversees whistleblower protection investigations not only for its own jurisdiction, but for 12 other regulatory areas.

Employees reporting violations of federal law (e.g., an OSHA complaint) are protected from retaliation by employers. An innocent personnel action taken by the employer might be seen as whistleblower retaliation by OSHA.

Employer actions that may be considered retaliatory include but are not limited to the following:

For more information, see the OSHA whistleblower protection Web page [1].