Can I file a lawsuit against a business if I know it's in violation of OSHA RULES??Ian not employed by the business my friend is
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You can only file a lawsuit if you have legal standing to do so. A stranger, i.e., a non-employee, would not have standing to complain about a company's workplace safety issues.
Even if you were an employee, you likely could not sue the company, you could simply report the violation(s) to OSHA. If an employee is injured as a result of any workplace cause, the only remedy is workers compensation.
Good luck to you.
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I suppose you could file a report with OSHA. I certainly don't think you would entitled to any damages ($.)
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