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OSHA seeks reinstatement of art school whistle-blower

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Maybe it would have been easier to comply with safety rules in the first place.

OSHA is suing the Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto after it fired an employee who complained to the feds about safety concerns. OSHA investigated, cited the school for several hazards—improperly located extension cords and the lack of a sprinkler system.

Then it charged the school with retaliation for firing the employee.

The lawsuit seeks the employee’s reinstatement with full benefits, back wages, punitive damages and compensatory damages.

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