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Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board Reverses Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling in Favor of Nuclear Whistleblower and Client of The Employment Law Group®

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) recently issued a decision in favor of William Smith, a client of The Employment Law Group® law firm and whistleblower at a nuclear power facility in South Carolina.  In the case, Smith v. Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC & Atlantic Group, d/b/a DZ Atlantic, Mr. Smith claimed […]

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Tags: Department of Labor ARB · Nuclear Regulatory Commission · The Employment Law Group, P.C. · United States Department of Labor

DOJ ARB Rejects “Duty Speech” Defense to ERA Nuclear Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

August 11th, 2010 · No Comments

TweetIn Vinnett v. Mitsubishi Power Systems, the Department of Labor Administrate Review Board held that employees who report nuclear safety concerns engage in protected conduct under Section 211 of the Energy Reorganization Act (ERA) regardless of whether they are blowing the whistle in the course of performing their job duties.  The ARB states: [T]here is […]

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Tags: Nuclear Regulatory Commission · Retaliation

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposes New Guidance for Issuing Chilling Effect Letters

June 5th, 2008 · No Comments

TweetThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued new guidance to encourage employees in the nuclear industry to report violations of nuclear safety procedures.  Under the new  guidance, the NRC will consider the impact of actual as well as perceived discriminatory practices in assessing whether a licensee is maintaining a safety conscious work environment.  The new […]

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Tags: Nuclear Regulatory Commission