What is OSHA?
Under the Occupational Safety & Hazard Administration (OSHA) Act, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces. OSHA’s mission is to “assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” By law, employers in the state of Texas must comply with all standards outlined in the OSHA Act and must comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act. Together, the OSHA Act and its duty clause require that all employers must keep their workplaces free of hazards to their employees’ health and well-being.
Do you suspect that your employer has failed to adhere to state and federal laws? Have you witnessed an OSHA regulation violation that may have affected you or other employees around you? Do not be afraid to step forward. Taking the first steps toward justice can be frightening, but your act of courage could help facilitate a new workplace environment of safety and security.
Federal Protections for Texas Employees
Private sector employees and most federal employees in Texas are afforded many protections under the OSHA Act. If you have been discriminated against or have been wrongfully terminated for speaking up about an OSHA violation in your workplace, you may be in a situation in which you can take legal action against your employer. I can represent employees who have been injured, discriminated against, or wrongfully terminated in the railroad industry, energy sector, maritime professions, and other consumer industries.
I can determine if there has been a violation of your rights under the following regulations:
- Toxic Substances Control Act
- Federal Railroad Safety Act
- National Transit Systems Security Act
- Seaman’s Protection Act
- Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
Federal laws offer a number of protections for employees. Employers will try to take advantage of employees who are misinformed or unaware of their rights under the OSHA Act. With the right Houston business litigation lawyer at your side, you can hold your employer responsible for any mistreatment, discrimination, or unlawful acts. I have vast experience helping past clients resolve complicated employment litigation matters, including violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, employment discrimination, breach of contract, and wrongful termination.
Contact a Houston business litigation attorney immediately!
It will be crucial to your case to speak with a skilled Houston business litigation lawyer as soon as possible. The more time that passes, the more challenging it will be to secure favorable evidence or key witness statements. I can be by your side every step of the way to ensure that your rights remain protected and to pursue any potential claims that you may take against your current or former employer.
Contact Malley Law Firm, PLLC today to learn more about the possible legal actions you can take.