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Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 1977
• Part Title: Discrimination against Employees under OSHA Act of 1970
• Standard Number: 1977.17
• Title: Withdrawal of Complaint.
• GPO Source: e-CFR

Enforcement of the provisions of section 11(c) is not only a matter of protecting rights of individual employees, but also of public interest. Attempts by an employee to withdraw a previously filed complaint will not necessarily result in termination of the Secretary's investigation. The Secretary's jurisdiction cannot be foreclosed as a matter of law by unilateral action of the employee. However, a voluntary and uncoerced request from a complainant to withdraw his complaint will be given careful consideration and substantial weight as a matter of policy and sound enforcement procedure.

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