What happens if your employer isn’t following COVID-19 rules? Dept. of Labor can investigate it

One thing for certain is that throughout the pandemic- employers have been handling different aspects of operation differently.

This was the subject of a News10NBC ‘Good Question’ segment, which explored a simple question: What happens if your employer isn’t doing everything that it should to protect employees?




In theory, workers can report that information to the Department of Labor. But are those reports anonymous? And what does that process look like after the report is received?

There’s a long list of reasons to can file a COVID-related complaint, according to News10NBC. There are rules that correspondent to each individual industry. Reports can be anonymous, but once they are received- an investigation process is launched.

DOL officials note that employees cannot be retaliated against for a worker reporting an unsafe work environment due to COVID-19.

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