Though many jobs have dangerous aspects to them, employers should not knowingly violate safety regulations. If they do, workers can be placed at even greater risk than necessary. When workers do end up in this type of situation, they may feel the need to speak up. Unfortunately, these individuals could also face retaliation for pointing out violations.
It was recently reported that four workers in New York claim that they have faced retaliation on the job. The men work for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as part of a track crew. They apparently approached their employer about making their work sites safer, but after making complaints about safety issues, the men state they began to face unfair treatment. They were sent home multiple times, and three of them are of risk of losing their positions entirely.