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• Part Number: 1983
• Part Title: Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 219 of The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
• Subpart: A
• Subpart Title: Complaints, Investigations, Findings and Preliminary Orders
• Standard Number: 1983.102
• Title: Obligations and prohibited acts.


1983.102(a)
No manufacturer, private labeler, distributor, or retailer may discharge or otherwise retaliate against, including, but not limited to, intimidating, threatening, restraining, coercing, blacklisting or disciplining, any employee with respect to the employee's compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the employee, whether at the employee's initiative or in the ordinary course of the employee's duties (or any person acting pursuant to a request of the employee), engaged in any of the activities specified in paragraphs (b)(1) through (4) of this section.
1983.102(b)
An employee is protected against retaliation (as described in paragraph (a) of this section) by a manufacturer, private labeler, distributor, or retailer because the employee (or any person acting pursuant to a request of the employee):
1983.102(b)(1)
Provided, caused to be provided, or is about to provide or cause to be provided to the employer, the Federal Government, or the attorney general of a State information relating to any violation of, or any act or omission the employee reasonably believes to be a violation of any provision of the Consumer Product Safety Act, as amended by CPSIA, or any other Act enforced by the Commission, or any order, rule, regulation, standard, or ban under any such Acts;
1983.102(b)(2)
Testified or is about to testify in a proceeding concerning such violation;
1983.102(b)(3)
Assisted or participated or is about to assist or participate in such a proceeding; or
1983.102(b)(4)
Objected to, or refused to participate in, any activity, policy, practice, or assigned task that the employee (or other such person) reasonably believed to be in violation of any provision of the Consumer Product Safety Act, as amended by CPSIA, or any other Act enforced by the Commission, or any order, rule, regulation, standard, or ban under any such Acts.
1983.102(c)
This part shall have no application with respect to an employee of a manufacturer, private labeler, distributor, or retailer who, acting without direction from such manufacturer, private labeler, distributor, or retailer (or such person's agent), deliberately causes a violation of any requirement relating to any violation or alleged violation of any order, regulation, or consumer product safety standard under the Consumer Product Safety Act, as amended by CPSIA, or any other law enforced by the Commission.

[75 FR 53539, August 31, 2010; 77 FR 40504, July 10, 2012]

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