OSHA News Releases – Whistleblower

April 2024

  • - OSHA Trade Release - Department of Labor seeks ideas, suggestions to improve outreach, training for OSHA whistleblower program at May 15 meeting

March 2024

  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor holds PrimeLending vice president, managers liable after employees fired for reporting consumer fraud concerns
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor alleges Georgia pesticide manufacturer illegally terminated employee who filed safety complaint

January 2024

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Staten Island health center will pay $195K to former employee who reported concerns of risk of in-person staff meeting as pandemic grew reported

October 2023

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board sign agreement to strengthen information-sharing, outreach on whistleblower protections
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Federal court orders former Boise dog daycare facility, owner to pay $50K to two employees fired after reporting COVID-19 safety concerns

September 2023

  • - OSHA Trade Release - Department of Labor will seek public input, ideas to improve OSHA whistleblower program outreach, training at October meeting

August 2023

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor orders Vermont agricultural equipment company to reinstate employee fired for raising environmental concerns
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality to remove reprimand from employee’s personnel file
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Tribunal federal ordena al dentista de Peoria pagar $20,000 en salarios atrasados a un empleado despedido después de denunciar condiciones de trabajo inseguras
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal court requires Peoria dentist to pay $20K in back wages to employee terminated after alleging unsafe working conditions
  • - OSHA News Brief - Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ofrecerá seminario web sobreel programa de denunciantes para educar a las partes interesadas y trabajadores del sureste sobre las protecciones federales
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor to offer whistleblower program webinar to educate Southeast stakeholders, workers on federal protections

July 2023

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor finds Maersk Line Limited retaliated against seaman who reported safety concerns to US Coast Guard

June 2023

  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor settles whistleblower case against Delaware salvage yard that wrongly terminated employee for reporting safety concerns
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ordena al servicio de ambulancia en helicóptero de Dakota del Sur que reincorpore al mecánico que informó preocupaciones de seguridad y presentó una queja ante la FAA
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders South Dakota helicopter ambulance service to reinstate mechanic who reported safety concerns, filed FAA complaint

May 2023

  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal court issues consent judgment requiring Luzerne County manufacturer to pay former employee $13K in whistleblower case
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Federal court finds US Postal Service wrongfully fired employee who reported workplace injury, violated federal worker protections

April 2023

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds City of Delray Beach retaliated against inspector for reporting cross-contamination between tap water, reclaimed sewage
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor seeking public input, ideas to improve OSHA whistleblower program outreach, training at May meeting

March 2023

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Court requires Austin auto dealership to pay $15K in damages to employee fired in 2020 after raising COVID-19 safety concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation orders church to pay back wages, reinstate employee fired for raising concerns about rodents, insects in childcare center
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor issues final rule on handling retaliation complaints under Taxpayer First Act

February 2023

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Court requires North Texas dental practice, owners to pay $15K in back wages to workers fired for raising COVID-19 safety concerns
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor announces publication of interim final rule for handling criminal antitrust anti-retaliation complaints

January 2023

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation finds American Airlines retaliated against flight attendants who reported worker illnesses caused by fumes in aircraft cabins

December 2022

  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation finds Denver IT services provider retaliated against executive who raised concerns about IRS violations

October 2022

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Federal court denies health provider’s bid to limit US Department of Labor’s OSH Act enforcement authority
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders ExxonMobil to reinstate terminated employees suspected of leaking information to Wall Street Journal

September 2022

  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor to hold virtual meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program improvements
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor orders Wells Fargo to pay more than $22M for retaliating against executive that alleged financial misconduct

August 2022

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor alleges Killeen newspaper retaliated illegally against worker who complained of insect infestation, files suit against company
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA updates investigations manual for handling retaliation complaints under whistleblower statutes
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Louisiana helicopter ambulance service to reinstate Utah pilot who refused to fly in hazardous conditions

June 2022

  • - OSHA National News Release - Jury awards $650K in damages for Massachusetts contractor’s unlawful retaliation against injured immigrant worker

April 2022

  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor to hold virtual meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program improvements
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders San Jose trucking company to pay damages, back wages after investigation finds retaliation for reporting safety concerns

March 2022

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor orders ammo manufacturer to reinstate employee who voiced concerns about stock transactions, pay $597K in damages, back wages, costs
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes interim final rule for handling retaliation complaints under the Taxpayer First Act
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department orders Calabasas private aviation provider to pay $958K to former worker who suffered retaliation for reporting safety concerns

February 2022

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Florida security contractor who terminated worker who raised coronavirus, firearm storage safety concerns

November 2021

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Houston crane company to pay nearly $24K to worker who refused to violate federal law
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor alleges global truck manufacturer fired worker concerned about coronavirus safety at Texas facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Texas hotel operator agrees to pay back wages, damages to worker fired after reporting unsafe work conditions, seeking medical help

October 2021

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Austin luxury car dealer that retaliated against employee who raised concerns of coronavirus hazards

September 2021

  • - OSHA Trade Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. celebrará una reunión virtual para solicitar la opinión del público sobre el programa de protección de denunciantes de OSHA
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor to hold virtual meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program

August 2021

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders railway to pay more than $667K, reinstate two employees after investigation finds whistleblower retaliatory actions

July 2021

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal court orders Chicago-area company to pay whistleblower $95K in back wages after US Department of Labor investigation
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files suit against North Texas dental practice, owners for retaliation against employees who reported coronavirus concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders CSX Transportation Inc. to pay worker who raised safety concerns nearly $222K in back wages, damages

June 2021

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Lansing chemical manufacturer to reinstate whistleblower who questioned accounting practices
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Pennsylvania manufacturing company, owner for firing employee in retaliation for reporting safety concerns

April 2021

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to hold meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York-based petroleum carrier pays $375K to seaman fired for cooperating with barge explosion investigation

March 2021

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files lawsuit alleging Texas hotel operator illegally fired worker who sought medical care for carbon monoxide exposure
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files federal complaint seeking damages for whistleblower fired for reporting unsafe conditions at Missouri plant
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders one of the nation’s largest railway companies to pay more than $290K in damages, reinstate whistleblower
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Oklahoma roofing, building products’ company to reinstate, pay damages to whistleblowers

February 2021

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor announces OSHA will investigate complaints of whistleblower retaliation under new antitrust, money laundering laws

October 2020

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders CSX Transportation Inc. to Reinstate, Pay Back Wages and Damages to Employee Who Reported Hazard, Injury

September 2020

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Teleconference To Solicit Public Input on OSHA Whistleblower Program

August 2020

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Florida-Based Motor Carrier To Reinstate Employee Terminated For Reporting Safety Concerns

July 2020

  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Southern California Trucking Company To Reinstate Employee Terminated for Refusing to Drive Overweight Vehicle

June 2020

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Railway to Reinstate Employee After Being Terminated For Reporting Injury

April 2020

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting to Solicit Public Input On OSHA Whistleblower Program
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers That They Cannot Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During Coronavirus Pandemic

February 2020

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Connecticut Commercial Motor Carrier To Compensate Driver Who Raised Safety Concerns
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Federal Court Orders Railway to Pay $696,173 for Lost Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Railway Retaliated Against Whistleblower

January 2020

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Michigan School District to Reinstate, Pay $102,905 to Second Employee Terminated for Warning of Unsafe Conditions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Florida Shooting Range Agrees to Pay Terminated Employee $30,000 To Settle U.S. Department of Labor Whistleblower Allegations

December 2019

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders New York Carrier to Compensate Former Seaman Fired After Cooperation with Federal Investigation of Explosion

November 2019

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Compensation For Employee Who Refused to Drive Without Safety Measure

September 2019

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Handles Retaliation Complaints Under New Taxpayer First Act

August 2019

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Kinder Morgan to Pay Back Pay, Damages And Fees for Retaliation Against Whistleblower
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Tennessee Valley Authority to Pay Back Wages to Employee Terminated After Raising Nuclear Safety Concerns
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal Judge Orders Lloyd Industries and Company Owner to Pay $1.04 Million to Employees Terminated for Assisting Safety Investigation
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting to Solicit Public Input On Aviation Act Whistleblower Protection Provision
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Launches Redesigned OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program Website

June 2019

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Kentucky Trucking Company To Reinstate Driver Who Refused To Operate Vehicle During Inclement Weather

April 2019

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting to Solicit Public Input On OSH Act Whistleblower Protection Provision
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal Jury Awards Whistleblower $40,000 in Damages Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation of Pennsylvania Foundry
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal Jury Decides Pennsylvania Company Wrongfully Terminated Two Employees for Participating in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

March 2019

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Sues Massachusetts Construction Company For Retaliation for Facilitating Arrest of Injured Employee

February 2019

  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Court Ordering a Pennsylvania Hair Salon to Pay $40,000 to Stylist Fired after Report of Health and Safety Hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Vermont Company to Compensate Employee Fired for Reporting Finance Industry Violations

January 2019

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Connecticut Manufacturer Settle Whistleblower Allegations Regarding Termination of Two Workers

October 2018

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Massachusetts Railway to Pay $85,000 to Employee Subjected to Retaliation after Reporting Injury
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Wisconsin Manufacturer Settles Whistleblower Allegations

September 2018

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting to Solicit Public Input On Whistleblower Issues in the Finance Industry

May 2018

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Florida Flight Training Company To Reinstate Instructor Terminated After Raising Flight Safety Concerns

April 2018

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Florida Roofing Contractor Settle Lawsuit on Whistleblower Allegations
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders California Company to Pay $110,000 To Manager Who Reported Concerns Regarding E-Cigarette Ingredients

March 2018

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Reinstatement of Massachusetts Pilot Who Lost Job after Reporting a Safety Concern
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders JetBlue to Reinstate and Pay Back Wages and Damages to Flight Attendant

February 2018

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Environmental Services Company Resolve Lawsuit on Whistleblower Allegations

December 2017

July 2017