New Site Launched for Employee Whistleblowing to Federal Agencies
Today’s worker not only is concerned with their rights within the workplace, they are more likely than ever to know what those rights are and know where to go if they feel that they are being treated unfairly on the job.
In spite of this trend toward today’s employees being aware what their rights are on the job, just last month, Worker.gov launched a website for employees to file complaints with federal and other employment agencies to file complaints.
The site gives advice for workers to go to the EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, and DOL Wage-and-Hour Division and reads like an FAQ for workers who might have questions or concerns about their current work environment and where to go in order to redress those concerns. Each point, situation, or question is hyperlinked to additional information and includes instructions such as how to proceed and points of contact for each agency.
While it’s a given that all employees have the right to be treated equally or to a safe, healthy work environment and have the right to engage with others to improve working conditions and their pay, according to John Hyman in a recent article on Workforce.com. Many of these federal agencies, such as OSHA for example, are simply overwhelmed by investigations of complaints that they simply don’t have the time to sit down and close out previously investigated files of cases.
Hyman suggests that perhaps the best way forward for these government agencies would be to use their monetary and human resources better by handling current cases rather than trying to drum up new business.
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