Department of Labor has a Whistleblower Protection Program

Concerned about workplace safety?

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of twenty-one whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health care reform, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. Rights afforded by these whistleblower acts include, but are not limited to, worker participation in safety and health activities, reporting a work related injury, illness or fatality, or reporting a violation of the statutes.

Protection from discrimination means that an employer cannot retaliate by taking “adverse action” against workers, such as:
Firing or laying off
Denying overtime or promotion
Denial of benefits
Failure to hire or rehire
Making threats
Reassignment affecting prospects for promotion
Reducing pay or hours

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