Austin, Badger Daylighting Corp, Benzene Exposure: A recent case in the United States District Court, D. Colorado, ruled on a motion to dismiss (Osha and employment matter).
The Austin, Badger Daylighting Corp, Benzene Exposure case documents what many people may face today that may have worked in or around the petroleum industry, petrochemical industry, paint industry, auto industry (e.g., auto mechanic) and other areas and been exposed to Benzene – leukemia or air borne chemical exposure.
A brief summary of the case follows:
- Plaintiffs, who were employees of Defendant, reported a workplace safety and health hazard (exposure to benzene) to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and filed complaints with OSHA.
- A supervisor for the Defendant, told some of Defendant’s employees, including the three Plaintiffs here, that OSHA would be doing an investigation at Defendant’s Rifle, Colorado office and instructed them “not to cooperate or speak with the investigators,” and that their jobs would be on the line if they did cooperate with OSHA.
- Plaintiffs ignored Jeter’s demands and cooperated with OSHA.
- Approximately five months after the investigation, Plaintiffs Lahr and Gomez were terminated.
- One month later, Plaintiff Austin resigned but contends that he was constructively discharged.
- The Court ruled: The Court granted the motion to dismiss.
- To find out more on the case, see Case No. 15-cv-01005-MEH – September 1, 2015.
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