New Haven Employment Discrimination Attorney
OSHA Violations Lawyer in New Haven
American workers have the right to a safe work environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was created to prevent our workers from being seriously injured or killed at work. Under the law, employers are required to provide working conditions that are free of any unknown dangers or hazards. The OSH Act created what is known today as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA is responsible for setting standards and ensuring that they are enforced. American workers are entitled to work in an environment that does not pose risk of serious bodily harm. Under the law, workers have the right to:
- Request an OSHA inspection
- Use their rights without retaliation or discrimination
- Receive information and training about hazards and how to prevent them
- Receive copies of any test results done to find hazards in the workplace
- Personally review records of work-related injuries and illness
- Gain copies of their medical records
The OSHA is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. The OSHA's mission is to "assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance." This agency is also in charge of enforcing whistleblower statutes and regulations.
OSHA Violations & Employee Rights
Today, the agency is responsible for regulating its standards on American companies. The OSHA sends out Compliance Safety and Health Officers to work sites, they also carry out inspections and assess fines when they find regulatory violations. The OSHA pays particular attention to hazardous industries. However, inspections can also be scheduled in response to a workplace accident, a worker complaint or even a referral from another individual.
At Axelrod & Associates, LLP we are fully committed to offering high quality advice and legal representation to employees who have suffered some form of a violation of workplace law. Our firm has devoted more than 34 year to innumerable employees who have suffered emotional, physical, financial and personal damage from OSHA violations. At a time when your employer may seem like a threatening adversary, as your
New Haven employment discrimination lawyer, we have the knowledge, tools and experience to protect your rights. Your health, safety and wellbeing are important to us. We are here to uphold your employee rights if you have suffered discrimination, injury or any other emotional or physical damage stemming from an OSHA violation.
Contact a New Haven OSHA attorney to learn more about how we can help with your legal matter.