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USDOL Takes Action Against Staten Island Health Entity for Retaliation Against Employee Reporting COVID Work Hazard

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has taken action against Community Health Center of Richmond, Inc., for retaliating against an employee who raised health and safety concerns over not following proper precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  USDOL notes that the Staten Island entity operates three health centers providing medical and dental services and that it was a violation of the anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act to terminate an employee for reporting a COVID-19 hazardous work condition.  To read the USDOL announcement and summary of its action against Community Health Center of Richmond, Inc., use the link below.