Filing a whistleblower complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
If you have been punished or retaliated against for exercising your rights under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged reprisal.
What can I expect?
Gather information to file your complaint:
Your name, address, and telephone number
The name, address, and telephone number of the employer (or employment agency) you want to file a complaint against
The manager or owner’s name
The type of business
Why you believe you suffered adverse employment action(s)
Once we receive your complaint allegation, we will assign your complaint to an investigator.
The investigator will contact you to determine whether OSHA can conduct an investigation. If OSHA proceeds with an investigation, the employer will be notified of the allegation and an investigation into your complaint will begin.
If evidence supports your complaint, OSHA will ask the employer to restore your job, earnings, and benefits.