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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSHA”) provides various workplace safety standards. OSHA also specifically prohibits retaliation against an employee for filing a complaint or testifying about violations of occupational health and safety standards. There are other federal laws which make it unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who reports violations or testifies with respect to the Clean Air Act or the Water Pollution Control Act. Additionally, there are several state statutes which protect employees who report safety hazards from retaliation.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employer

OSHA can be a complicated area of the law. An employer would be well-advised to have an experienced Austin OSHA retaliation attorney draft or review their policies for appropriate legal compliance, and make recommendations to minimize litigation risks. We provide these services. We also conduct internal workplace investigations if a complaint has been made, or a problem is suspected. With respect to retaliation-related employment issues, we counsel and advise businesses; represent businesses when complaints are made against them to administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor; prepare severance agreements and release agreements; tenaciously represent businesses who are being sued in lawsuits, arbitrations and mediations; and handle almost any other employment issue you can imagine. We have been very successful in our representation of employers and we invite you to review the testimonials from several of the employers we have represented on employment matters. If you are an employer who would like to have an experienced and knowledgeable Austin OSHA retaliation lawyer who has a long track record of success for employers on your side, contact us.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employee

Unfortunately, not all employers comply with the laws on workplace safety. Some employers may retaliate against employees who report safety violations. Being subjected to such retaliation can devastate one’s life and finances. If you believe you have been subjected to retaliation for reporting a safety violation, we urge you to contact a knowledgeable, experienced and successful Austin OSHA retaliation attorney. A good Austin OSHA retaliation lawyer can explain the law in this area; advise you as to whether your employer has engaged in illegal conduct against you; advise you of your rights and options; intercede with your employer when appropriate; represent you before the Department of Labor and other administrative agencies; and aggressively prosecute your lawsuit if your case cannot be reasonably settled. We do all of these things and have done so for well over 20 years. We invite you to review the testimonials from some employees we have represented on employment matters. If you are an employee who would like to have an experienced and knowledgeable Austin OSHA retaliation attorney with a long track record of success for employees on your side, contact us.

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