No Federal Right to Safe Workplace for Jail Guards
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Cerka v. Salt Lake County
The plaintiff jail employee alleged that she was injured as a result of contamination in the jail ventilation system (raw sewage was leaking into the air supply). There is no federal constitutional right to a safe workplace. There is no argument that the defendants increased the plaintiff's danger by misrepresenting the risk, since it was disclosed. See: Cerka v. Salt Lake County, 988 F.Supp. 1420 (D.Utah 1997).