The Department’s Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. Job Title at Place of Employment where Alleged Retaliation Occurred: 10. If you submit a complaint to the OIG Hotline, the OIG will review it and notify you whether we or whether the OSC should process the complaint. Who is protected? Complaints made to the Wage and Hour Division are protected, and most courts have ruled that internal complaints to an employer are also protected. OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than 20 whistleblower statutes protecting employees from retaliation for reporting violations of various workplace safety and health, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, securities, and tax laws, and for engaging in other related protected activities. 2020-2 regarding the Duties of Hospitals and Other Congregate Facilities, requiring these facilities to abide by certain public health and reporting requirements. Rule 1. The Labor Commissioner’s Office enforces more than 45 labor laws that specifically prohibit discrimination and retaliation, including Equal Pay Act violations. Code § 49.46.100(2). Retaliation after filing a complaint against your union You have the right to join or not join with coworkers. Section 15(a)(3) also applies in situations where there is no current employment relationship between the parties; for example, it protects an employee from retaliation by a former employer. The statute was signed into law on July 1, 2019. Illinois Department of Labor. DOL employees or applicants for employment may file whistleblower retaliation complaints with the OIG Hotline or the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), both of which have the authority to investigate complaints. In merit section 11(c), AHERA, or ISCA cases, unless a settlement is reached, the Department of Labor would have to file a complaint in district court to remedy the retaliation. [CDATA[/* >