053-7 Wyo. Code R. § 7-4 - Complaints Under or Related to the Act

(a) Discharge of, or discrimination against, an employee because the employee has filed "any notice of complaint ...under or related to this act..." is prohibited by W.S. 27-11-109(e). An example of a complaint made "under" the act would be an employee request for inspection pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3(a) of these Rules. However, this would not be the only type of complaint protected by the act. The range of complaints "related to" the act is commensurate with the purposes of this legislation and the scope of its application. An example of a complaint made "related to" the act would be an employee reporting a work-related injury or illness on the "equivalent form" of Workers' Safety and Compensation Report of Injury.
(b) Complaints made to other State or local agencies regarding occupational safety and health conditions would be "related to" the act. Such complaints, however, must relate to conditions at the workplace, as distinguished from complaints touching only upon general public safety and health.
(c) Further, the beneficial principles of the act would be seriously undermined if employees were discouraged from lodging complaints about occupational safety and health matters with their employers. Such complaints to employers, if made in good faith, therefore would be related to the act, and an employee would be protected against discharge or discrimination caused by a complaint to the employer.


053-7 Wyo. Code R. § 7-4

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