Knowing your rights as a worker is the first step toward making sure you are treated properly by your employer.
Federal law requires your employer to provide a workplace free of health and safety hazards. If you have concerns that your work environment may be unsafe, it is your right to voice your concerns without fear of employer retaliation.
Per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, you also have the right to:
If your employer is not providing a safe work environment, you can request an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection of the workplace, in an attempt to correct the situation and prevent work-related injuries.
If you have already suffered an injury due to the violation of any of your rights as a worker, your employer was at fault and should be held accountable for the injury sustained.
It is important to seek legal counsel to determine the best course of action.
At Huber & Palsir, LLC, we specialize in work-related injuries and can help guide you through that process. Reach out to us if you suffered an injury due to a violation of workers’ rights!