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Safety & Health Discrimination

Your employer may not fire you or discriminate or retaliate against you solely because you have exercised your workplace safety & health rights, such as:


Don't let time get away! Discrimination complaints need to get filed within 30 calendar days of a retaliatory action.

  • Bringing job safety and health concerns to your employer's attention.
  • Participating in union activities concerning safety and health matters.
  • Refusing a dangerous task when certain conditions exist.
  • Filing safety and health grievances.
  • Participating in safety and health inspections with a DOSH inspector.
  • Filing a complaint about a workplace safety or health hazard with DOSH, OSHA, your local health or fire department or any other appropriate government.

At L&I, the Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) can investigate to determine if you have been discriminated against for exercising any of these rights. For other types of discrimination that L&I can help with, see the Workplace Rights section of our web site.

Contact us and we can help you determine if you have been discriminated against.

For more detailed information on workplace safety & health discrimination, see:

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