New York employees and those elsewhere have a reasonable expectation to work in an environment that is free from unnecessary safety risks. When workers notice safety concerns that may affect themselves or others, they should have the ability to report those concerns without fear of repercussion. However, some individuals may face retaliation from employers after making such concerns known.
It was recently reported that FedEx was ordered to pay over $7 million to two current employees and one former employee after they faced retaliation for raising safety concerns. Reports stated that the workers did not believe that the company was keeping their aircraft up to safety standards as required by the Federal Aviation Administration. As a result, they voiced those concerns, and instead of having their concerns addressed, they were disciplined.