Feds: Amsterdam doctor fired staffer who reported COVID violations; He earlier sued Wilton butcher over masks

Feds: Amsterdam doctor fired staffer who reported COVID violations; He earlier sued Wilton butcher over masks

ALBANY — The Amsterdam doctor who sued a butcher shop manager over a COVID mask mandate has himself been sued, for allegedly firing an employee who reported COVID protocol violations at his office. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday said the move by ophthalmologist Dr. David Kwiat was a form of illegal retaliation. Whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and 24 other statutes protect employees who report violations of law. The DOL complaint alleges that an employee expressed concerns to a supervisor from March 2020 to December 2020 about the lack of COVID-19 safety protocols, including…
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