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USPS to pay $141K after firing worker for reporting an injury, judge rules

May 14, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Section 11(c) of the OSH Act prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for filing a health or safety complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration or reporting a work-related injury or illness.

The worker was fired within 21 days of reporting her injury and 11 days before the end of her probationary period, per court documents. USPS also failed to train the employee on how to find or use a boat hook, the judge said.

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