Category Archives: Whistleblower

Employer violated anti-retaliation protection DENVER – Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has been ordered to pay more than $526,000 in back wages and other damages to two workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and … Continue reading

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OSHA Investigation: Workers suspended without pay for reporting workplace injuries has prompted a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Labor. The department filed the lawsuit against The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, which operates as AT&T, on behalf of 13 employees … Continue reading

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Grand Trunk Western Railway Co. ordered to pay back wages to suspended, injured employee following investigation by US Labor Department’s OSHA FERNDALE, Mich. – Grand Trunk Western Railway Co. violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act when a carman was suspended … Continue reading

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Employee reported workplace violence The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division, against Duane Thomas Marine Construction LLC and owner Duane Thomas for terminating an … Continue reading

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US Labor Department sues S.E.M. Villa II seeking reinstatement, back wages for whistleblower who reported bedbugs at retirement home CINCINNATI, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in federal court against S.E.M. Villa II Inc., a … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained consent judgments requiring two Connecticut employers to pay back wages and take corrective action on behalf of two workers who the department claims were fired in retaliation for filing complaints alleging unsafe or … Continue reading

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Company reinstates, pays $30,000 to employee The U.S. Department of Labor has settled its whistleblower case against Brush Creek-based trucking company Mark Alvis Inc., for terminating an employee who refused to operate a vehicle because he was ill, fatigued, and … Continue reading

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Investigations found violations of Federal Railroad Safety Act whistleblower provisions OSHA has found that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. violated the whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act and consequently has ordered the company to pay two whistleblowers $932,070.46 … Continue reading

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Company allegedly violated provisions of Surface Transportation Assistance Act OSHA has ordered M3 Transport LLC/SLT Expressway Inc. and its successors-in-interest, Lyons Capital LLC and the Roadmaster Group in Glendale, to reinstate a former employee and pay $280,000 in back wages … Continue reading

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OSHA, Federal Railroad Administration Sign Agreement to Protect Workers From Retaliation The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have signed a memorandum of agreement to facilitate … Continue reading

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