Articles Tagged with ''retaliation''

Whistleblowers can now file complaints online with OSHA

December 9, 2013

Workplace safety whistleblowers will now be able to file complaints with OSHA online, by visiting www.osha.gov/whistleblower/WBComplaint.html. Until now, complainants had to file a written complaint, call the agency's 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) number or visit an OSHA regional or area office.


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Safety complaints get worker fired

Former employer must pay back wages after retaliation lawsuit
December 6, 2013

A worker at a Maine stone-crushing plant who was fired for making safety complaints will receive $6,000 in back wages, under a settlement reached between his former employer and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.


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Railroad company retaliated against workers who reported injuries

OSHA: Canadian National Railway a repeat offender
September 4, 2013

A train conductor who was fired for reporting his injury at the end of his shift – instead of at the moment it occurred – will be reinstated and will receive back wages damages, under an OSHA order to his employer. Another employee who was suspended for a similar reason will receive damages as well.


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Miner sued for filing discrimination complaint

Court orders company to drop suit against fired employee
July 9, 2013

An administrative law judge has ruled that a Madisonville, Ky., mining company violated the anti-discrimination provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 when it sued a miner for filing a discrimination complaint with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) following his job termination.


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Bill gives fed employees more whistleblower protections

November 15, 2012

In the works for more than a decade, a bill which protects employees who expose government wrongdoing from retaliation by supervisors has finally been passed by Congress.


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MSHA’s Main: Miners need to learn rights

September 21, 2012

Fears of discrimination and retaliation sometimes prevent miners from objecting to health and safety violations, according to Mine Safety and Health Administration chief Joseph Main.


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Norfolk Southern fires worker for reporting injury

August 17, 2012

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has once again been found guilty of retaliating against a worker who reported a work-related injury – which is creating a chilling effect in the railroad industry, according to OSHA.


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MSHA wants whistleblowing miner to get job back

June 2, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has filed a complaint with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission against Ferraiolo Construction Inc. to reinstate a worker to his former position and provide compensation for wages lost as a result of his being unlawfully fired.


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DOL sues U.S. Postal Service over whistleblower retaliation

March 20, 2012

A safety specialist who was penalized after helping a worker file a safety complaint with OSHA is the subject of legal action by one federal agency against another.


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OSHA wants your opinion of whistleblower regulation revisions

November 11, 2011

OSHA is seeking public comment on interim final rules revising whistleblower complaint regulations that were published in the Nov. 3 Federal Register.


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