If there are health risks at my work place that my employer does nothing to prevent, can i take legal action?

Asked on January 14, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the employer is violating any health or safety codes, you could report your employer to the appropriate governmental entity (e.g. the department of labor; municipal building or health department; etc.). If it is not violating codes, however, there is no legal action you could take unless and until you are injured, sickened, etc. by them, at which point you may have a law suit for  compensation.

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