COVID-19 employee protection from retaliation resources

The Employee Protections in Connection with COVID-19 Emergency Health Order law requires employers to follow public health orders. It also prohibits them from retaliating against employees who exercise their rights under the law.

If an employee notifies their employer of an unsafe working condition that they believe is a violation of a COVID-19 public health order, the employee is protected from retaliation if they report a violation or refuse to come to work (with certain limitations). Learn more about how to report a COVID-19 protection from retaliation violation.

Employers can contact the Office of Benefits and Wage Compliance at the Mayor’s Office of Labor for compliance assistance. For more information, email  or call (215) 686-0802.

Name Description Released Format
Employee Protections in Connection with COVID-19 Emergency Health Order PDF Chapter 9-5000 of the Philadelphia Code provides employee protections in connection with the COVID-19 Emergency Health Order. July 13, 2020
COVID-19 protection from retaliation complaint form PDF Use this form to file a complaint if you’ve experienced a violation of the COVID-19 Emergency Health Order law. July 13, 2020