H.R.5698 - To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect employees from retaliation for notifying government officials of violations of those Acts, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Melancon, Charlie [D-LA-3] (Introduced 07/01/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||07/08/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5698 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/01/2010)
Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit any person or employer from discharging any employee or discriminating against any employee with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or other employment privileges because the employee (or any person acting for the employee): (1) notified the appropriate federal official, a federal or state law enforcement or regulatory agency, or the employee's employer of an alleged violation of such Acts; (2) refused to participate in any conduct that the employee reasonably believed to be in noncompliance with requirements of such Acts if the employee identified the alleged noncompliance to the employer; (3) testified before or otherwise provided information relevant for Congress or for any federal or state proceeding regarding any provision of such Acts; (4) commenced or testified in a proceeding under such Acts; or (5) assisted or participated in any manner in such a proceeding or or in any other action to carry out such Acts.
Authorizes an employee who alleges discrimination by an employer in violation of this Act to seek relief by filing a complaint with the Secretary of Labor.