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November 2016
  • November 15 [Region 8 News Release] -2016 - 11/15/2016 - OSHA finds Boulder sporting goods manufacturer retaliated against worker who reported concerns about climbing, zip-line equipment safety
October 2016
  • October 17 [Region 3 News Release] -2016 - 10/17/2016 - Pennsylvania masonry company agrees to pay $135K in back wages, damages to terminated plant manager following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • October 12 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/12/2016 - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act
  • October 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 10/11/2016 - OSHA's whistleblower complaint against automotive supplier resolved
September 2016
  • September 16 [Trade News Release] -2016 - 09/16/2016 - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Seaman's Protection Act
  • September 15 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 09/15/2016 - OSHA issues new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases
August 2016 July 2016
  • July 11 [Region 3 News Release] -2016 - 07/11/2016 - Nation's leading pallet company agrees to pay fired worker $105K, resolving US Labor Department lawsuit
June 2016
  • June 30 [Region 5 News Release] -2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA orders Dearborn Heights School District to pay $193K to employee punished for warning of asbestos exposures at city school
  • June 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 06/28/2016 - OSHA orders tour bus operator's former owner to pay $11K for retaliating after employee refused to drive unsafe bus
  • June 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/09/2016 - US Department of Labor sues two Houston companies that illegally fired employees who told OSHA of workplace safety concerns
  • June 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/08/2016 - Trucking company fired driver for refusing to violate safety regulations
May 2016
  • May 31 [Region 7 News Release] -2016 - 05/31/2016 - Whistleblower-Severe Violator pilot program further protects workers who report violations of law, safety and health in Kansas City region
  • May 17 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/17/2016 - OSHA orders Polar Service Centers to pay $190K in back wages, damages to safety manager demoted for reporting potential DOT violation
  • May 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 05/05/2016 - CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against employee at Selkirk, New York facility who reported safety concerns, OSHA investigation finds
April 2016
  • April 18 [Trade News Release] -2016 - 04/18/2016 - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • April 01 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 04/01/2016 - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
March 2016
  • March 28 [Trade News Release] -2016 - 03/28/2016 - OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 17 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 03/17/2016 - OSHA issues final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
  • March 16 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 03/16/2016 - OSHA publishes interim final rule for handling retaliation complaints from workers in the automotive industry
  • March 14 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 03/14/2016 - OSHA orders JP Morgan Chase Bank to reinstate fired operations manager who raised concerns about financial transactions' validity
  • March 08 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 03/08/2016 - US Labor Department sues after Pennsylvania duct manufacturer fires two employees for identifying, documenting machine hazards
  • March 07 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 03/07/2016 - US Department of Labor sues Lear Corp., three managers who retaliated after employees raised safety concerns at Selma foam manufacturer
  • March 03 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 03/03/2016 - OSHA finds Jake Rieger Farms wrongfully terminated driver who refused to operate truck that violated Iowa law; owes $55K in wages, damages
February 2016
  • February 23 [Region 10 News Brief] -2016 - 02/23/2016 - OSHA orders reinstatement, back wages and damages for Alaska pilot fired for raising safety concerns
  • February 22 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 02/22/2016 - US Labor Department sues Niagara Falls employer for firing employee who raised safety concerns at Buffalo demolition site
  • February 09 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 02/09/2016 - Morris County contractor ignored municipal safety concern,willfully exposed workers to dangers of possible trench cave-in
January 2016
  • January 21 [Region 2 News Release] -2016 - 01/21/2016 - New York trucking company fired driver for reporting truck safety concerns
December 2015
  • December 09 [Region 7 News Release] -2015 - 12/09/2015 - Worker wrongfully terminated after workplace injury, company ordered to pay more than $332K in back wages and damages, as well as attorney's fees
  • December 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/02/2015 - Connecticut manufacturer unlawfully discharged employees for filing OSHA safety and health complaints, US Labor Department charges
  • December 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 12/01/2015 - Bronx hair salon must pay $165K to fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards
November 2015
  • November 09 [Trade News Release] -2015 - 11/09/2015 - OSHA publishes final rule for handling retaliation complaints from workers in railroad and public transportation industries
  • November 06 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 11/06/2015 - OSHA requests comments on guidance document that addresses whistleblower retaliation
October 2015
  • October 26 [Trade News Release] -2015 - 10/26/2015 - OSHA will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • October 05 [Region 10 News Brief] - 2015 - 10/05/2015 - Federal judge orders Idaho, employer to pay $100 for retaliating against employee who told OSHA of safety concerns
September 2015
  • September 03 [Region 8 News Release] -2015 - 09/03/2015 - Legal Life Plans Inc. ordered to pay $119K in wages, damages to whistle-blowing worker fired after reporting securities fraud
August 2015
  • August 19 [Trade News Release] -2015 - 08/19/2015 - OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints
  • August 04 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2015 - 08/04/2015 - U.S. Labor Department sues Continental Alloys and Services Inc. in Houston for wrongfully firing an employee
July 2015
  • July 16 [Region 10 News Release] -2015 - 07/16/2015 - Pacific Northwest trucking company retaliates against sick, tired drivers again
  • July 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 07/09/2015 - US Labor Department files suit to reinstate John Deere employee dismissed for reporting unsafe working conditions
June 2015
  • June 17 [Region 10 News Release] -2015 - 06/17/2015 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway must reinstate injured conductor and pay $536K in damages for retaliation
April 2015
  • April 13 [Region 9 News Release] -2015 - 04/13/2015 - Union Pacific Railroad retaliates against another injured worker
  • April 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/08/2015 - Court orders dentist to pay $85K to employee fired for safety complaint
March 2015
  • March 27 [Trade News Release] -2015 - 03/27/2015 - OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/24/2015 - New York City Transit Authority retaliates against employee for participating in safety inspection and filing complaint, OSHA finds
  • March 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/19/2015 - Fired for reporting hazards, whistleblower wins $33K settlement
  • March 17 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/17/2015 - Culture of retaliation: Union Pacific Railroad disciplines locomotive engineer for reporting workplace injury, owes worker $350K in damages
  • March 06 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 03/06/2015 - OSHA announces final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • March 04 [Region 9 News Release] - 2015 - 03/04/2015 - Core-Mark International must reinstate, pay more than $230K to employee fired for voicing driver safety concerns
  • March 04 [Region 10 News Release] - 2015 - 03/04/2015 - US Labor Department sues Idaho Falls school district after employee is fired for raising concerns about asbestos removal
  • March 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/03/2015 - Salon Bronxhair sa thai nhan vien da canh cao dong nghiep vi cac nhung moi nguy hiem formaldehyde, vu kien cao buoc
  • March 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/03/2015 - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • March 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/03/2015 - Salon de belleza del Bronx despide a empleada que advirtio a sus companeros sobre los peligros del formaldehido, afirma la demanda
February 2015
  • February 26 [Region 10 News Release] -2015 - 02/26/2015 - Federal judge orders US Postal Service to pay employee $229K in damages for whistleblower retaliation
December 2014
  • December 16 [Region 1 News Release] -2014 - 12/16/2014 - Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violates rights of Connecticut worker who reported injury and filed OSHA complaint
  • December 11 [Region 10 News Release] - 2014 - 12/11/2014 - Hanford nuclear facility contractor ordered to pay 2 laid-off workers $186K in wages, damages for retaliation
  • December 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 12/01/2014 - Mail handler fired following work-related injury at Sharonville, Ohio, US Postal Service facility
October 2014
  • October 28 [Region 7 News Release] -2014 - 10/28/2014 - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • October 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 10/15/2014 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC ordered to pay more than $225K to worker terminated after reporting injury at Kansas City, Kansas, rail yard
  • October 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2014 - 10/01/2014 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC ordered to pay $30,000 for retaliating against worker
September 2014
  • September 26 [Region 9 News Release] -2014 - 09/26/2014 - Railroad machinist awarded $51,000 in damages and back pay following suspension for videotaping machinery testing
  • September 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/25/2014 - Stericycle Inc. ordered to reinstate Wichita, Kansas, supervisor terminated for reporting safety concerns
  • September 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 09/24/2014 - US Labor Department files complaint against North Jackson Specialty Steel for dismissing employee who reported safety concerns
  • September 16 [Region 10 News Release] - 2014 - 09/16/2014 - US Labor Department seeks damages for wrongly terminated Sandpoint, Idaho, employee
  • September 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 09/11/2014 - Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad ordered to pay $2K to Iowa conductor disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • September 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 09/02/2014 - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
August 2014
  • August 20 [Region 10 News Release] -2014 - 08/20/2014 - OSHA orders Hanford nuclear facility contractor to reinstate worker fired for raising environmental safety concerns
  • August 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2014 - 08/19/2014 - OSHA settles whistleblower complaint against Gaines Motor Lines Inc.
  • August 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 08/18/2014 - Asphalt Specialists ordered to pay nearly $1M in compensation and to reinstate drivers terminated for raising safety concerns
  • August 11 [Region 10 News Release] - 2014 - 08/11/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Gresham, Oregon, trucking company to reinstate driver after unlawful termination, pay back wages
July 2014
  • July 28 [Trade News Release] -2014 - 07/28/2014 - OSHA schedules meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • July 24 [Trade News Release] - 2014 - 07/24/2014 - OSHA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, sign agreement strengthening protections for workers from coercion, retaliation
  • July 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 07/14/2014 - False charges, reprisals against post office worker prompts anti-retaliation lawsuit by US Department of Labor
  • July 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2014 - 07/07/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles retaliation case with McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises
June 2014
  • June 10 [Region 2 News Release] -2014 - 06/10/2014 - US Department of Labor OSHA investigation finds that New York company violated Sarbanes-Oxley Act by firing worker who reported investor fraud
  • June 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2014 - 06/03/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds that Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violated Federal Railroad Safety Act anti-discrimination provisions
May 2014
  • May 19 [Region 8 News Release] -2014 - 05/19/2014 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway ordered by US Department of Labor's OSHA to pay more than $526,000 to terminated workers
  • May 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 05/15/2014 - Discipline of Southwestern Bell workers prompts lawsuit by US Department of Labor for illegal retaliation against workers
  • May 13 [Trade News Release] - 2014 - 05/13/2014 - US Department of Labor re-establishes Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • May 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 05/12/2014 - 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
  • April 24 [Region 7 News Release] -2014 - 04/24/2014 - Absolute Waste Removal ordered to reinstate driver who raised safety concerns and pay $123,203 in compensation following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • April 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 04/23/2014 - Union Pacific Railroad ordered to reinstate injured employee, pay more than $85,000 in damages after OSHA found illegal retaliation
  • April 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 04/10/2014 - Wisconsin Central Limited ordered to pay more than $352,000 in back wages, damages to injured conductor after OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • April 03 [Trade News Release] - 2014 - 04/03/2014 - OSHA issues interim final rule protecting whistleblowers under Consumer Financial Protection Act
March 2014
  • March 18 [Region 2 News Release] -2014 - 03/18/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders DISH Network to pay more than $257,000 in wages and damages to blacklisted former employee
  • March 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/06/2014 - Grand Trunk Western Railway Co., Union Pacific ordered to pay back wages to 5 suspended, injured employees after OSHA whistleblower investigation
February 2014
  • February 19 [Trade News Release] -2014 - 02/19/2014 - OSHA announces interim final rule, invites comments on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Food Safety Modernization Act
  • February 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/10/2014 - Suspension of 13 AT and T workers prompts lawsuit by US Labor Department
January 2014
  • January 06 [Region 2 News Release] -2014 - 01/06/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Missouri trucking company to pay more than $100,000 to blacklisted driver from New Jersey
  • January 02 [Region 10 News Release] - 2014 - 01/02/2014 - OSHA orders trucking company to stop retaliating against drivers
December 2013
  • December 16 [Region 4 News Release] -2013 - 12/16/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds Illinois Central Railroad Co. in violation of federal railroad whistleblower law
  • December 05 [National News Release] - 2013 - 12/05/2013 - Whistleblowers can now file complaints online with OSHA
November 2013
  • November 19 [Region 5 News Release] -2013 - 11/19/2013 - Judge orders North Canton-based Star Air, Akron Reserve Ammunition, owner to pay more than $300,000 to 2 terminated Ohio truck drivers
  • November 13 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 11/13/2013 - 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
  • October 29 [Region 10 News Release] -2013 - 10/29/2013 - US Labor Department seeks more than $300,000 for Idaho whistleblower
  • October 23 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 10/23/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Connecticut trucking company and owner to withdraw retaliatory lawsuit, pay $60,000 to former workers
  • October 21 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 10/21/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA wins jury trial regarding whistleblower violations by Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla.
September 2013
  • September 30 [Region 1 News Release] -2013 - 09/30/2013 - 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
  • September 06 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 09/06/2013 - OSHA orders MGM Resorts to reinstate whistleblower immediately and pay more than $325,000 in damages
  • September 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - Pan Am Railways Inc. found to have violated Maine employee's whistle-blower rights after he filed complaint with the US Department of Labor

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