Don't assign disciplinary points for reporting injuries.

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A federal court awarded a machine operator in Wisconsin $100,000 in back wages and compensatory damages after he was fired soon after reporting an on-the-job injury. The court said the company's policy of assigning disciplinary points to employees who report injuries violates OSHA whistleblower laws. (Acosta v. Dura-Fibre)

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