OSHA News Releases – Whistleblower

 

July 2017

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA revises its online whistleblower complaint form
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders Wells Fargo to reinstate SoCal whistleblower; pay $577K in back wages, damages, attorneys’ fees

June 2017

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Consent judgment compensates three Hartford health center employees fired after concerns were raised about tuberculosis exposure

May 2017

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Court upholds OSHA finding that railroad company violated Maine employee's whistleblower rights

April 2017

  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA orders Wells Fargo to reinstate whistleblower, fully restore lost earnings in banking industry

January 2017

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders Amtrak to reinstate, pay $892K to employee discharged in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace anti-retaliation programs
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Jasper Roofing Contractors, CEO for retaliation after employee cooperates with OSHA investigation
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department sues food manufacturer, owner that terminated employee who tried to call 911 after co-worker suffered amputation

December 2016

  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds global railroad company retaliated against worker who reported safety concerns about track defects
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - John Deere agrees to settle whistleblower allegations, will pay former employee $275K in back wages, damages
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints from workers in the automotive industry

November 2016

  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds Boulder sporting goods manufacturer retaliated against worker who reported concerns about free-fall equipment safety

October 2016

  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Pennsylvania masonry company agrees to pay $135K in back wages, damages to terminated plant manager following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - OSHA's whistleblower complaint against automotive supplier resolved

September 2016

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Seaman's Protection Act
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases

August 2016

July 2016

  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Nation's leading pallet company agrees to pay fired worker $105K, resolving US Labor Department lawsuit

June 2016

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders Dearborn Heights School District to pay $193K to employee punished for warning of asbestos exposures at city school
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders tour bus operator's former owner to pay $11K for retaliating after employee refused to drive unsafe bus
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues two Houston companies that illegally fired employees who told OSHA of workplace safety concerns
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Trucking company fired driver for refusing to violate safety regulations

May 2016

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Whistleblower-Severe Violator pilot program further protects workers who report violations of law, safety and health in Kansas City region
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA orders Polar Service Centers to pay $190K in back wages, damages to safety manager demoted for reporting potential DOT violation
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against employee at Selkirk, New York facility who reported safety concerns, OSHA investigation finds

April 2016

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

March 2016

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes interim final rule for handling retaliation complaints from workers in the automotive industry
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders JP Morgan Chase Bank to reinstate fired operations manager who raised concerns about financial transactions' validity
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department sues after Pennsylvania duct manufacturer fires two employees for identifying, documenting machine hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Lear Corp., three managers who retaliated after employees raised safety concerns at Selma foam manufacturer
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds Jake Rieger Farms wrongfully terminated driver who refused to operate truck that violated Iowa law; owes $55K in wages, damages

February 2016

  • - Region 10 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA orders reinstatement, back wages and damages for Alaska pilot fired for raising safety concerns
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department sues Niagara Falls employer for firing employee who raised safety concerns at Buffalo demolition site
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Morris County contractor ignored municipal safety concern,willfully exposed workers to dangers of possible trench cave-in

January 2016

December 2015

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Worker wrongfully terminated after workplace injury, company ordered to pay more than $332K in back wages and damages, as well as attorney's fees
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Connecticut manufacturer unlawfully discharged employees for filing OSHA safety and health complaints, US Labor Department charges
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon must pay $165K to fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards

November 2015

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes final rule for handling retaliation complaints from workers in railroad and public transportation industries
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA requests comments on guidance document that addresses whistleblower retaliation

October 2015

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - Region 10 OSHA Regional News Brief - Federal judge orders Idaho, employer to pay $100 for retaliating against employee who told OSHA of safety concerns

September 2015

  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Legal Life Plans Inc. ordered to pay $119K in wages, damages to whistle-blowing worker fired after reporting securities fraud

August 2015

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - U.S. Labor Department sues Continental Alloys and Services Inc. in Houston for wrongfully firing an employee

July 2015

  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Pacific Northwest trucking company retaliates against sick, tired drivers again
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department files suit to reinstate John Deere employee dismissed for reporting unsafe working conditions

June 2015

  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway must reinstate injured conductor and pay $536K in damages for retaliation

April 2015

March 2015

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York City Transit Authority retaliates against employee for participating in safety inspection and filing complaint, OSHA finds
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Fired for reporting hazards, whistleblower wins $33K settlement
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Culture of retaliation: Union Pacific Railroad disciplines locomotive engineer for reporting workplace injury, owes worker $350K in damages
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Core-Mark International must reinstate, pay more than $230K to employee fired for voicing driver safety concerns
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department sues Idaho Falls school district after employee is fired for raising concerns about asbestos removal
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Salon Bronxhair sa thai nhan vien da canh cao dong nghiep vi cac nhung moi nguy hiem formaldehyde, vu kien cao buoc
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Salon de belleza del Bronx despide a empleada que advirtio a sus companeros sobre los peligros del formaldehido, afirma la demanda

February 2015

  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Federal judge orders US Postal Service to pay employee $229K in damages for whistleblower retaliation

December 2014

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violates rights of Connecticut worker who reported injury and filed OSHA complaint
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Hanford nuclear facility contractor ordered to pay 2 laid-off workers $186K in wages, damages for retaliation
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Mail handler fired following work-related injury at Sharonville, Ohio, US Postal Service facility

October 2014

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC ordered to pay more than $225K to worker terminated after reporting injury at Kansas City, Kansas, rail yard
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC ordered to pay $30,000 for retaliating against worker

September 2014

  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Railroad machinist awarded $51,000 in damages and back pay following suspension for videotaping machinery testing
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Stericycle Inc. ordered to reinstate Wichita, Kansas, supervisor terminated for reporting safety concerns
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department files complaint against North Jackson Specialty Steel for dismissing employee who reported safety concerns
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department seeks damages for wrongly terminated Sandpoint, Idaho, employee
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad ordered to pay $2K to Iowa conductor disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave

August 2014

  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders Hanford nuclear facility contractor to reinstate worker fired for raising environmental safety concerns
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - OSHA settles whistleblower complaint against Gaines Motor Lines Inc.
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Asphalt Specialists ordered to pay nearly $1M in compensation and to reinstate drivers terminated for raising safety concerns
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Gresham, Oregon, trucking company to reinstate driver after unlawful termination, pay back wages

July 2014

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, sign agreement strengthening protections for workers from coercion, retaliation
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - False charges, reprisals against post office worker prompts anti-retaliation lawsuit by US Department of Labor
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles retaliation case with McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises

June 2014

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor OSHA investigation finds that New York company violated Sarbanes-Oxley Act by firing worker who reported investor fraud
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds that Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violated Federal Railroad Safety Act anti-discrimination provisions

May 2014

  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway ordered by US Department of Labor's OSHA to pay more than $526,000 to terminated workers
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Discipline of Southwestern Bell workers prompts lawsuit by US Department of Labor for illegal retaliation against workers
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor re-establishes Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Grand Trunk Western Railroad Co. ordered by US Department of Labor's OSHA to reinstate employee, pay more than $244,000 in back wages, damages

April 2014

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Absolute Waste Removal ordered to reinstate driver who raised safety concerns and pay $123,203 in compensation following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Union Pacific Railroad ordered to reinstate injured employee, pay more than $85,000 in damages after OSHA found illegal retaliation
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Wisconsin Central Limited ordered to pay more than $352,000 in back wages, damages to injured conductor after OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues interim final rule protecting whistleblowers under Consumer Financial Protection Act

March 2014

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders DISH Network to pay more than $257,000 in wages and damages to blacklisted former employee
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Grand Trunk Western Railway Co., Union Pacific ordered to pay back wages to 5 suspended, injured employees after OSHA whistleblower investigation

February 2014

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces interim final rule, invites comments on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Food Safety Modernization Act
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Suspension of 13 AT and T workers prompts lawsuit by US Labor Department