OSHA News Releases – Whistleblower

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

January 2014

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Missouri trucking company to pay more than $100,000 to blacklisted driver from New Jersey
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders trucking company to stop retaliating against drivers

December 2013

November 2013

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Judge orders North Canton-based Star Air, Akron Reserve Ammunition, owner to pay more than $300,000 to 2 terminated Ohio truck drivers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Gaines Motor Lines Inc. and two officials to reinstate whistleblowers and pay more than $1 million in damages

October 2013

  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department seeks more than $300,000 for Idaho whistleblower
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Connecticut trucking company and owner to withdraw retaliatory lawsuit, pay $60,000 to former workers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA wins jury trial regarding whistleblower violations by Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla.

September 2013

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. to pay over $1.9 million to former CFO fired for reporting conflict of interest
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders MGM Resorts to reinstate whistleblower immediately and pay more than $325,000 in damages
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Pan Am Railways Inc. found to have violated Maine employee's whistle-blower rights after he filed complaint with the US Department of Labor

July 2013

  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Manassas, Va., air carrier ordered to reinstate pilot and pay damages following whistle-blower reprisal investigation
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Marlborough, Mass., trucking company and owner to reinstate, pay more than $131,000 to driver
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Coit Services of Ohio to pay $161,228 to technician fired after reporting unsafe lead abatement practices

June 2013

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department orders Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. to pay damages to New Haven, Conn., employee who reported on-the-job injury

April 2013

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department orders Metra to pay back wages to employee whose position was terminated after he filed safety complaint

March 2013

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad Co. to reinstate employee for reporting a work-related injury; more than $350,000 in damages owed

February 2013

  • - OSHA National News Release - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay $1.1 million after terminating 3 workers for reporting injuries
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Union Pacific Railroad ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $309,000 for violating the Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA announces interim final rule, invites public comment on whistleblower protections for reporting violations of Affordable Care Act's health insurance reforms
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department obtains judgment ordering Maine dentist to pay $72,000 to two former employees who raised workplace health concerns
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces interim final rules on Seaman's Protection Act whistleblower procedures
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Duane Thomas Marine Construction in Florida for firing employee who reported workplace violence

January 2013

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files whistle-blower lawsuit against Helena, Mont.-based Kbec Inc.
  • - OSHA National News Release - BNSF Railway Co. signs accord with US Labor Department's OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department sues S.E.M. Villa II seeking reinstatement, back wages for whistleblower who reported bedbugs at retirement home

December 2012

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. demanda al National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc. (NCLR), ordenando la reincorporación del denunciante despedido ante una demanda por exposición al moho
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues DKS Structural Services in Huntsville, Ala., for firing employee who refused to enter unprotected 15-foot-deep trench

November 2012

  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces new Whistleblower Protection Program director
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department seeks court enforcement of order requiring Star Air to reinstate 2 wrongfully terminated Ohio truck drivers
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Northern Illinois Flight Center ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to reinstate, pay more than $500,000 to illegally terminated pilot

October 2012

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - In 2 lawsuits, US Labor Department obtains back wages and corrective action for Connecticut workers fired for filing OSHA complaints
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department settles whistleblower case with Tennessee trucking company
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor wins lawsuit against Aquatech Technologies owners for firing whistleblower who complained about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces alternative dispute resolution pilot program for whistleblower complaints

September 2012

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Dana Holding Corp. to pay whistleblower nearly $275,000 in back wages, damages
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department sues Albany, NY, contractor for allegedly firing and harassing employee who reported asbestos hazards at Gloversville school

August 2012

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $932,000 after illegally terminating 2 injured workers
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Arizona trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay $315,000 in back wages and damages
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to pay whistleblower nearly $346,000 in back wages, damages
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $300,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act

July 2012

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds 2 companies in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against 3 Midwest whistleblowers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues American Bronze Foundry and orders reinstatement of whistleblower fired for complaining about lead exposures
  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA, Federal Railroad Administration sign agreement to protect workers from retaliation
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against South Carolina real estate management company
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower complaint against Tennessee trucking company

June 2012

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Pilgrim's Pride in Mount Pleasant, Texas
  • - OSHA National News Release - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $800,000 after terminating injured workers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA wins jurisdictional dispute against Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto regarding whistleblower case
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership on its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders reinstatement of whistleblower

May 2012

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces intent to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $180,000 in back wages and damages

April 2012

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against New Orleans-based riverboat company
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Aquatech Technologies to reinstate whistleblower fired for complaining about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Metro-North Commuter Railroad retaliated against employee who reported workplace injury
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Jersey Window Factory and Building Supply in Newark, NJ, to reinstate whistleblower following investigation

March 2012

  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against whistleblower in Idaho
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions