OSHA News Releases – Whistleblower

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 - US Department of Labor to hold virtual meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program
  • - 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

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 Decides Pennsylvania Company Wrongfully Terminated Two Employees for Participating in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal Jury Awards Whistleblower $40,000 in Damages Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation of Pennsylvania Foundry

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

  • - 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