Whistleblower Retaliation

The whistleblower protection provision of the SC OSH Act (Act), sections 41-15-510 and 41-15-520, prohibits any person from discharging or in any manner retaliating against any employee because the employee has complained about unsafe or unhealthful work conditions or exercised other rights under the Act.

Whistleblower complaints must be filed within 30 days of the alleged retaliatory action. BY LAW, AN OSHA DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT CANNOT BE FILED ANONYMOUSLY. A COPY OF THE COMPLAINT MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE EMPLOYER.

A Whistleblower complaint may be filed in one of the following ways:

  • Online here
  • Mail or in person: 121 Executive Center Drive, Suite 230, Columbia, SC 29210
  • Telephone: (803) 896-7665
  • Fax: (803) 896-7670

Updates to South Carolina OSHA's Whistleblower Manual may be found here.