Employee Right to Know About Toxic Chemicals in The Workplace Law

Overview

The law protects employees from working with toxic substances, infectious agents, or pesticides, except as provided in ss. 101.589(3) (An employer who has requested from the manufacturer or supplier of a toxic substance) or from and 101.592 (confidential information), if an employee has requested information about one of the above listed chemicals and has not received the information required.

The complaint must be filed within 30 days after the violation occurs or when the employee or employee's representative first obtains knowledge of the violation.

The Law

The employee right under this law is not to work with a toxic substance, infectious agent or pesticide, except as provided in ss. 101.589(3) and 101.592, if an employee has requested information regarding one of the substances and has not received the information required to be provided under s. 101.583, 101.585, 101.586 or 101.589 (1) or (2), the employee may refuse to work with or be exposed to the toxic substance, infectious agent or pesticide until such time as the employer or agricultural employer supplies the information to the employee who has made the request. The employer cannot terminate or discriminate against any employee for exercising their rights under this law.

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