The Department of Labor (DOL) has put out guidance to the public regarding workplace safety rules related to COVID-19.
OSHA has indicated that COVID-19 can be a “recordable illness” if employees are infected due to job exposure.
The DOL reminds the public that OSHA’s General Duty Clause applies, which requires employers to furnish to each worker an “employment and place of employment, which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”
Importantly, laws protect employees from being subjected to retaliation because employees have raised concerns about the safety and health conditions at work. If you face retaliation from your employer because you have raised workplace safety concerns, contact the Higgins Law Firm to learn about your rights.