Conn. Agencies Regs. § 31-371-11 - Complaints by employees

Current through August 18, 2021

(a) Any employee or representative of employees who believes that there is a violation of an occupational safety or health standard or that there is an imminent danger of physical harm may request an inspection by giving notice to the Commissioner or his authorized representative of such violation or danger. Any such notice shall be reduced to writing and shall set forth with reasonable particularity the grounds for the notice, and shall be signed by the employees or the representative of employees. A copy of such notice shall be provided the employer or his agent no later than the time of the inspection, provided, upon request of the person giving such notice, his name and the names of individual employees referred to therein shall not appear in such copy or on any record published, released or made available by the Labor Department.
(b) If upon receipt of such notification the Commissioner determines there are reasonable grounds to believe that such violation or danger exists, he shall make an inspection in accordance with the provisions of this section as soon as practicable to determine if such violation or danger exists. Such inspection may be limited to the alleged violation or danger.
(c) Prior to or during any inspection of a workplace, any employees or representative of employees employed in such workplace may notify the Commissioner or any representative of the Commissioner responsible for conducting the inspection, in writing, of any violation of the Act which they have reason to believe exists in such workplace. Any such notice shall comply with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.
(d) Subsection (a) of section 31-379 of the Connecticut General Statutes provides: "No person shall discharge, discipline, penalize or in any manner discriminate against any employee (1) because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this chapter, (2) because such employee has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding, or (3) because of the exercise by such employee on behalf of such employee or others of any right afforded by this chapter."


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 31-371-11
Effective September 11, 1974; Amended December 6, 2001

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