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Pandemic-Related OSHA Complaints: Return to Workplaces Only Escalates the Risks [VIDEO]

Employees coping with health-related anxieties as workplaces reopen are commonly turning to OSHA for help. Resulting legal risks for employers can take several forms.

This webinar will succinctly explain those OSHA-related legal concerns and how to avoid potential claims and liability. Specific issues to be addressed include:    

  • Strategies for Avoiding OSHA Citations for Unsafe Working Conditions Related to the Pandemic

  • Understanding and Lawfully Responding to Employee Refusals to Work Over Safety or Health Worries

  • Avoiding 11(c) OSH Act Retaliation Claims When an Employee Raises a Health or Safety Concern   

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About this Author

Robert Nichols, employer litigation attorney, bracewell law firm, lawyer harassment claims, wrongful discharge case, occupational safety issues

Robert Nichols represents employers in litigation, administrative actions and arbitrations concerning discrimination and retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, occupational safety and health, union-management relations, wage and hour matters, and other concerns related to employment. Mr. Nichols has defended more than 200 employment-related lawsuits in federal and state court, represented employers in more than 300 federal and state agency employment discrimination investigations, and handled numerous Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cases,...

Caroline Melo Labor & Employment Attorney Bracewell Houston, TX

Caroline Melo represents employers in litigation, administrative investigations, and other actions related to employment including the defense of claims of alleged discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, and occupational safety and health violations. She also provides advice and counsel to employers regarding a variety of workplace matters.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Caroline served as a Judicial Extern for Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and as a summer clerk at the US Senate Judiciary Committee with the Office of Senator John Cornyn. She also worked as a staffer in the Senate offices of the Majority Whip (Senator Cornyn) and completed a fellowship in the office of Senator James Inhofe.