Champagne Demolition in Albany faces an OSHA lawsuit claiming that it illegally fired an employee for reporting improper asbestos removal practices at a company worksite. If true, that’s a violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
According to the lawsuit, the employee reported the improper procedures on a job at Gloversville High School. He was fired the next day after enduring verbal abuse from company officials. OSHA says the company even threatened to sue the employee.
The worker filed an OSHA whistle-blower complaint and the agency investigated. After largely substantiating his story, it filed suit on his behalf.
OSHA’s lawsuit seeks the employee’s reinstatement with lost wages, plus punitive and compensatory damages, payments for emotional and financial distress and removal of any reference to the incident from the man’s personnel record. Barring a settlement, the case will go to trial.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/33479/osha-pops-champagne-demolition-for-retaliation "
- One rule, two employees, two violations: Document why discipline wasn't identical
- Dillard's faces age bias charges after firing in Cary
- Special performance measures deviate from usual practice? Be sure to document reason
- Court: Veterans can't sue for bias under Title VII or Florida Civil Rights Act
- Consider additional leave as ADA accommodation