If your boss doesn’t make free abortifacients available to you, you can tell on him without fear of retaliation.
On Friday, the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that establishes procedures and time frames for handling retaliation complaints filed under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act.
For example, if an employer-sponsored health plan doesn’t provide an employee with no-cost contraceptives or sterilization – or any other “essential health benefit” — that employee may complain without fear of retaliation.
Yep, snitch on your employer and, no matter how incompetent you are, you gain “protected” status.”
It also says an employer may be found to have violated the ACA if the employee’s whistleblower complaint – or support for someone else’s complaint — led to one of the following actions:
Fired or laid off; blacklisted; demoted; denied overtime or promotion; disciplined; denied benefits; was not hired or rehired; intimidated; threatened; reassigned/affecting promotion prospects; reduced pay or hours.
Cool, huh? If you suspect you are about to get fired or laid off, all you need to do it squeal and your job is safe. Keep that info in your hip pocket folks, you never know when it might come in handy.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Nothing regarding Obama’s support for “whistleblowers” should be deemed to imply his support for the release of information detrimental to his administration. That could land you in jail.