WILMINGTON, MA — Four Wilmington businesses have been the target of complaints filed with the Massachusetts Attorney General's office for failing to protect workers and customers from the coronavirus.
The office began accepting complaints from an online portal on May 20. Statewide, more than 1,300 complaints have been filed in the nine weeks since the online complaint form was launched.
In Wilmington, four companies have each been the target of one complaint. U-Haul Wilmington, NITCO and Bandwagon each received complaints about use of personal protective equipment and other issues. Kyocera Document Solutions and NITCO were also named in complaints about retaliation.
In most instances, the AG's Office doesn't have enforcement authority on health and safety issues. OSHA, the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards and, in some cases, local authorities, are charged with enforcement.
But the AG's Fair Labor Division has been responding to complaints by letting consumers and workers know their rights, reaching out to employers targeted in complaints and making referrals to other local, state and federal agencies.
Safety concerns can be reported by using the online portal or by calling AG's Fair Labor Hotline at 617-727-3465.
Christopher Huffaker can be reached at 412-265-8353 or email@example.com.