Protection from Retaliation under the Employee Right to Know About Toxic Chemicals in The Workplace Law
Section 101.58 to Section 101.595 of the Wisconsin Statutes provides that employers have a responsibility to post notices regarding the toxic substances, infectious agents and pesticides it uses, studies or produces; provides rights to employees to request information regarding those toxic substances, infectious agents and pesticides; gives employees the right to refuse to work if they have made a protected request and have not received the requested information; and provides protection for employees who believe that they have been discharged or otherwise discriminated against because they have exercised their Right to Know.
File a Complaint
An individual can file a complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Complaint Registration Safety and Buildings Division.
If the individual is then retaliated against, they can file a Civil Rights Complaint with the Equal Rights Division of the Department of Workforce Development within 300 days.