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    I was suddenly fired after 12 years of service and having just received a very positive performance evaluation and pay raise. It was well known within my department that I was vocal about OSHA violations and was in the process of filing a complaint. Do I have any grounds for wrong termination?

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    You cannot be retaliated against for filing an OSHA violation complaint.

    If you believe you were: Complaints about retaliation can be filed with OSHA in a face-to-face conversation or by telephone, but it is much safer to file by certified mail (return receipt requested), because you will then have a record that the complaint was received by the agency. Your complaint should be a brief letter, with a statement of who your employer is, what OSHA right you exercised before your employer retaliated against you, what your employer did to you, and when you discovered (or suspected) your employer was retaliating against you.

    Had you already filed the OSHA violation complaint or did you mean by in the process you were getting ready to file a complaint?

    You should have furnished us the name of your state.
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      You have a limit of 30 days to file for discrimination for filing an OSHA complaint-beginning with the time of the disparate treatment which in this case is the termination.

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