Health / Safety Violations and Whistleblowers
Protecting our public health and safety is of great importance, and various laws recognize that. In our Commonwealth, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149 Sections 185 and 187 are designed to advance public health and safety by providing whistleblower protections for health care providers who report unhealthy practices and for public employees who report conduct reasonably believed to put the public safety, health or environment at risk.
Additionally, various federal laws govern health and safety violations, including: the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, the International Safe Container Act, the Federal Rail Safety Act, the National Transit Systems Security Act, the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act. Basically, these kinds of laws cover conduct like dumping of toxic wastes, providing inadequate safety measures for employees, storing toxic wastes or chemicals in an unsafe manner, and the like. The specific details and statutes of limitations will vary, so it’s important to speak with a knowledgeable attorney right away if you have any questions about these laws.Health and Safety Whistleblower Attorneys in Massachusetts: 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
When you do the right thing and report an unsafe, unhealthy or illegal practice of your employer, you should not have to lose your job, get demoted or suffer abuse and harassment. If this has happened to you, call Altman & Altman LLP as soon as you can. Our attorneys will work aggressively so that you can recover all that you deserve. We know that it is extremely difficult to face an unfavorable employment action, especially in the current economic climate where jobs can be hard to come by. We also understand that it can be even more frustrating to lose your job because you spoke out against wrongdoing. Therefore, in addition to our legal skill and expertise, we will provide you with all of the support and guidance that you need to get through this time.
Speak with one of our excellent attorneys today by calling 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 or contact us online. We are available around the clock, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to answer all of your questions. You can rest assured that you will be in good hands and that all of the information furnished to us will be kept completely confidential.