Can I be fired for complaining about safety concerns at my job?

Asked on March 17, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is entirely possible for you or some other employee to be terminated at your place of employment for complaining about safety issues. Whether or not such termination is legal is debatable under the laws of most states in this country. If you are terminated for voicing your concerns about safety issues where you work, you should consult with an attorney that practices in the area of labor law and consider making a complaint with your local department of labor over what transpired.

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