OSHA PROTECTS INJURED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
In OSHA’s list of employees rights, they make it clear that all employees have the right to report work injuries. OSHA also says it’s illegal for an employer to fire, demote, transfer or otherwise retaliate against a worker for using their rights under the law. If you feel you have been a victim of this type of retaliation after filing an OWCP workers comp injury claim, contact OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA.
OSHA Position on Reporting Injuries
THREATS OF TERMINATION OR RETALIATION AFTER FILING OWCP CLAIM
It is illegal for an employer to fire, demote, transfer or otherwise retaliate against a worker for using their rights under the law. If you believe you have been retaliated against in any way, file a whistleblower complaint within 30 days of the alleged retaliation.
If a worker believes an employer has retaliated against them for exercising their safety and health rights, they should contact their local OSHA office right away. A whistleblower complaint must be filed with OSHA within 30 calendar days from when the retaliatory decision was made and communicated to the worker.