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Department of Labor Administrative Review Board Decision Upholds Judgment for AIR21 Whistleblower

March 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn January 31, 2012, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) affirmed the decision of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in the case of Luder v. Continental Airlines which found that Continental Airlines retaliated against a pilot who blew the whistle on perceived violations of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act […]

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DOL Judge Rules in Favor of Aircraft Maintenance Whistleblower

January 10th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetIn Harding v. So. Cal Precision Aircraft, U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Russell D. Pulver held that 31-year military veteran Michael Harding had engaged in protected whistleblower activity when he reported his employer’s unsafe working conditions to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  ALJ Pulver further held that Harding’s employer violated Section 519 […]

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Former Portneuf Mechanic Awarded $485,000 after Being Fired for Reporting Unsafe Helicopters

February 4th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetDepartment of Labor Administrative Law Judge William Dorsey ruled in favor of helicopter mechanic Mark Van who was fired by Portneuf Medical Center (an Idaho hospital) for repeatedly raising concerns about violations of FAA safety standards in their helicopter air ambulance program.  The court noted that Van’s dedication to safety is primarily rooted in an experience […]

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Dept. of Labor ARB Affirms Broad Scope of Adverse Employment Actions Under AIR 21 in Whistleblower Case Against American Airlines

January 13th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) held in the case of Williams v. American Airlines that a written warning or counseling session conducted by an employer is presumptively an adverse employment action against an employee where: it is considered discipline by policy or practice, it is routinely used as the first step […]

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U.S. OSC Affirms Whistleblower’s Warning that FAA Ignored Violations

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Office of Special Counsel stated in a press release that a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspector was correct when blowing the whistle on the FAA’s overlooking of safety violations at Erie Aviation, a repair station operator that services commercial airlines.  The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st […]

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Delta Subsidiary Ordered to Pay Ramp Agent $67,000 for AIR21 Violations

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn June 25, 2010, the Department of Labor ordered DAL Global Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, to pay ramp agent Steven Gray over $67,000 after he was fired in retaliation for reporting numerous safety complaints.  The damages include three years of front pay.  The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform […]

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OSHA Orders Worldwide Jet Charter to Reinstate Pilot Fired for Whistleblowing

June 8th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn May 5, 2010, OSHA ordered Worldwide Jet Charter LLC to reinstate a pilot discharged for reporting alleged violations of FAA regulations. The order requires the employer reimburse the pilot for lost wages and pay compensatory damages of more than $21,000 and attorney’s fees of $24,610.  Under the Wendell H. Ford aviation Investment and Reform […]

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Tags: AIR21 · OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program

ARB Rules that Pilot Engaged in Protected Conduct When He Declared Himself and His Crew Unfit to Fly

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn Douglas v. Skywest, Inc., the Administrative Review Board (“ARB”) affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) finding that the complainant Don Douglas engaged in protected activity under AIR 21 when he declared himself and his crew unfit to fly, and informed his supervisors on same.  Don Douglas, a 16-year veteran pilot for SkyWest, filed a […]

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Whistleblower Speaks to ABC2 News About His Warnings on Aircraft Safety Issues Before Medevac

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIn an interview with ABC2 News, whistleblower Pete Peterson speaks about the crash of Trooper 2 that led to four deaths last year.  Peterson was the Maryland State Police (“MSP”) Pilot who wrote the whistleblower letter to the Department of Transportation’s (“DOT”) Inspector General last September before the crash of Trooper 2.  In his letter, […]

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OSHA Orders Southern Air to Pay $400,000 to Airline Whistleblower

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Southern Air, Inc. to pay more than $400,000 in lost wages, back pay, damages, and attorney fees to a flight crew member who alleged that he was terminated after raising concerns to management about inadequate rest breaks and work hours in excess […]

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