OSHA Seeks Public Feedback On The Whistleblower Protection Program

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OSHA Seeks Public Feedback On The Whistleblower Protection Program
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OSHA Seeks Public Feedback On The Whistleblower Protection Program

On October 13, 2021, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a virtual meeting (via telephone and Microsoft Teams) to receive public comments and suggestions regarding OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. Notably, the public meeting comes six weeks after OSHA announced a change in its interpretation of the whistleblower provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, encoded at 29 U.S.C. § 660(c)(1). On September 03, 2021, based on U.S. Supreme Court decisions, OSHA amended its interpretation of the Act’s anti-retaliation provision to require that whistleblowers meet the “but for” standard to prove that their protected activity caused the adverse action. This supplants the previous interpretation that accepted the “substantial reason” test for causation, which was easier for claimants to satisfy. Stakeholders who want to participate must register one week before the meeting, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. (This is also […]

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