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Conrail Must Reinstate Conductor While Appealing Retaliation Verdict, ARB Rules

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) refused to delay the reinstatement of a train conductor who was fired after repeatedly reporting safety violations.

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Tags: Department of Labor ARB · Federal Rail Safety Act · Retaliation

Union Pacific Railroad Agrees to Pay Whistleblower $38,000 to Settle Allegations of Retaliating Against Him for Reporting a Work-Related Injury

August 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOmaha, Nebraska-based Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay an employee $38,561.92 in punitive damages for violating the whistleblower provision for the Federal Railroad Safety Act when it retaliated against an employee who reported a work-related injury. An investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act · OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program

OSHA Orders Norfolk Southern Railway to Pay Whistleblowers Over $800,000 after Finding that the Company Terminated Them for Reporting Work Injuries

July 5th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetNorfolk Southern Railway, a railroad operator based in Norfolk, Virginia, has been ordered by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to pay $802,168.70 to settle allegations that it violated the whistleblower provision of the Federal Railroad Safety Act when it terminated three employees who reported work injuries. According to OSHA, this […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act · OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program

DOL Orders Metro North Railroad to Pay $80,500 in Punitive Damages and Attorney’s Fees to Whistleblower

January 10th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor held that Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. retaliated against a whistleblower who reported an injury and filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and ordered Metro North to expunge the whistleblower’s records of any retaliatory reviews, pay $75,000 in punitive damages to the whistleblower, pay $5,500 […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act · Railroad Whistleblower

OSHA Orders Utah Transit Authority to Reinstate Whistleblower

September 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOSHA has ordered Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to reinstate a whistleblower and pay more than $130,000 in back wages with interest and attorney’s fees.  According to the complaint, the UTA fired the whistleblower in retaliation for raising security concerns, which violates the Federal Railroad Safety Act. For more information about the firm’s Whistleblower Law Practice, […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act · Retaliation

OSHA Finds for Railway Worker Whistleblower, Awards Punitive Damages

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn May 20, 2010, OSHA ordered CSX Transportation, Inc. to rescind disciplinary actions and pay a whistleblower $5,000 in punitive damages.  According to OSHA, CSX violated the Federal Rail Safety Act when it disciplined the employee for repeatedly reporting safety concerns to management. The employment attorneys at The Employment Law Group® law firm have experience […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act · OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program

OSHA Orders New Jersey Transit to Reinstate Rail Worker, Pay Punitive Damages

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetOn April 6, 2010, OSHA ordered the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJT) to reinstate a rail worker and pay him over $500,000 for retaliation he suffered as a result of missing work due to a job related illness.  In February 2008, the Complainant witnessed a contractor being electrocuted and burned to death after coming into […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act · Retaliation

OSHA Finds Retaliation in Railroad Whistleblower Case

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Union Pacific Railroad Company to reassign, reimburse, and pay compensatory damages to a former employee who alleged that he was retaliated against for requesting a lookout while performing work on adjacent railroad tracks.  After investigating the whistleblower complaint, OSHA concluded that Union Pacific violated the […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act

OSHA Orders Amtrak to Pay Damages to Railroad Whistleblower

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor awarded back pay, interest and punitive damages to a former Amtrak employee who alleged that she was suspended for reporting a work-related injury to Amtrak.  In her complaint, she also alleged that Amtrak terminated her employment because she filed a complaint with OSHA about Amtrak’s retaliatory suspension of her employment.  […]

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Tags: Federal Rail Safety Act