Make Bathrooms Available to Your Employees

On May 21, 2012, a jury inMultnomahCountyawarded two employees $332,000 in damages, finding that the employees were fired in retaliation for cooperating with an OSHA investigator.  The investigator, who visited the work site and interviewed the employees, later cited the employer for failing to provide bathrooms for employee use. In addition, one of the employees had previously complained to the employer about the lack of bathrooms and asked the employer to provide a portable toilet.  The employees were fired within a month after the OSHA citation.

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