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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
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 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
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 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
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
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
October 2013
  • 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
July 2013
  • July 29 [Region 3 News Release] -2013 - 07/29/2013 - Manassas, Va., air carrier ordered to reinstate pilot and pay damages following whistle-blower reprisal investigation
  • July 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 07/18/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Marlborough, Mass., trucking company and owner to reinstate, pay more than $131,000 to driver
April 2013
  • April 23 [Region 5 News Release] -2013 - 04/23/2013 - US Labor Department orders Metra to pay back wages to employee whose position was terminated after he filed safety complaint
March 2013
  • March 12 [Region 5 News Release] -2013 - 03/12/2013 - 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
  • February 28 [Region 10 News Release] -2013 - 02/28/2013 - Union Pacific Railroad ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $309,000 for violating the Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • February 22 [National News Release] - 2013 - 02/22/2013 - 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
  • February 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 02/07/2013 - US Labor Department obtains judgment ordering Maine dentist to pay $72,000 to two former employees who raised workplace health concerns
January 2013
  • January 15 [National News Release] -2013 - 01/15/2013 - BNSF Railway Co. signs accord with US Labor Department's OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act
December 2012
  • December 26 [Region 4 News Release] -2012 - 12/26/2012 - 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
  • December 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 12/26/2012 - US Department of Labor sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., ordering reinstatement of whistle-blower fired for mold exposure complaint
November 2012
  • November 20 [Trade News Release] -2012 - 11/20/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces new Whistleblower Protection Program director
  • November 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 11/14/2012 - US Labor Department seeks court enforcement of order requiring Star Air to reinstate 2 wrongfully terminated Ohio truck drivers
October 2012
  • October 18 [Region 1 News Release] -2012 - 10/18/2012 - In 2 lawsuits, US Labor Department obtains back wages and corrective action for Connecticut workers fired for filing OSHA complaints
  • October 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 10/16/2012 - US Labor Department settles whistleblower case with Tennessee trucking company
  • October 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 10/10/2012 - US Department of Labor wins lawsuit against Aquatech Technologies owners for firing whistleblower who complained about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
September 2012
  • September 06 [Region 2 News Release] -2012 - 09/06/2012 - US Labor Department sues Albany, NY, contractor for allegedly firing and harassing employee who reported asbestos hazards at Gloversville school
August 2012
  • August 09 [Region 9 News Release] -2012 - 08/09/2012 - US Department of Labor orders T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to pay whistleblower nearly $346,000 in back wages, damages
July 2012
  • July 19 [Region 5 News Release] -2012 - 07/19/2012 - US Department of Labor finds 2 companies in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against 3 Midwest whistleblowers
  • July 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/18/2012 - US Department of Labor sues American Bronze Foundry and orders reinstatement of whistleblower fired for complaining about lead exposures
  • July 16 [National News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - OSHA, Federal Railroad Administration sign agreement to protect workers from retaliation
  • July 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/03/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against South Carolina real estate management company
June 2012
  • June 29 [Region 6 News Release] -2012 - 06/29/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Pilgrim’s Pride in Mount Pleasant, Texas
  • June 18 [National News Release] - 2012 - 06/18/2012 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $800,000 after terminating injured workers
  • June 12 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 06/12/2012 - OSHA seeks nominations for membership on its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
May 2012
  • May 17 [National News Release] -2012 - 05/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces intent to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • May 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $180,000 in back wages and damages
April 2012
  • April 17 [Region 4 News Release] -2012 - 04/17/2012 - US Department of Labor sues Aquatech Technologies to reinstate whistleblower fired for complaining about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • April 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Metro-North Commuter Railroad retaliated against employee who reported workplace injury
  • April 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Jersey Window Factory and Building Supply in Newark, NJ, to reinstate whistleblower following investigation
March 2012
  • March 12 [Region 4 News Release] -2012 - 03/12/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. demanda a Escuela de Artes de Manatí por violación de las disposiciones del Programa de la OSHA de Protección para Denunciantes
  • March 01 [National News Release] - 2012 - 03/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program moved to Office of the Assistant Secretary
February 2012
  • February 06 [Region 4 News Release] -2012 - 02/06/2012 - US Department of Labor orders North Carolina printing company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $83,000 in back wages
December 2011
  • December 20 [Region 10 News Release] -2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Neb.-based Union Pacific Railroad Co. to reinstate, pay more than $300,000 to terminated whistleblower employee in Idaho
  • December 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/06/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Whole Foods Market for violating OSH Act's whistleblower protection provisions
November 2011
  • November 30 [Region 4 News Release] -2011 - 11/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues RockTenn Corp. for violating whistleblower protection provisions of the OSH Act in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
  • November 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 11/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against Lakewood, Colo., animal shelter for improperly firing employee
  • November 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 11/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, damages
September 2011
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Release] -2011 - 09/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Houston air-conditioning company
  • September 21 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues updated Whistleblower Investigations Manual
  • September 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Labor Department sues Beverly, Mass., dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised concerns about contaminated needle disposal
  • September 14 [Region 9 News Release] - 2011 - 09/14/2011 - US Department of Labor finds Bank of America in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
August 2011
  • August 18 [Region 10 News Release] -2011 - 08/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Seattle to pay more than $300,000 to suspended whistleblower employee
  • August 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/09/2011 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $122,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • August 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/03/2011 - Philadelphia electric company agrees to pay $150,000 to 3 employees to resolve US Labor Department's whistleblower investigation
  • August 01 [National News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces measures to improve Whistleblower Protection Program
July 2011
  • July 11 [Region 4 News Release] -2011 - 07/11/2011 - Georgia school bus manufacturer agrees to pay employee more than $176,000 to settle whistleblower case brought by US Department of Labor
  • July 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/06/2011 - US Department of Labor files complaint against Niles Family Dentistry, owner in Niles, Ohio, for violating whistleblower provision of the OSH Act
March 2011
  • March 28 [Region 6 News Release] -2011 - 03/28/2011 - US Department of Labor settles whistleblower case against convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.
  • March 10 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 03/10/2011 - OSHA publishes final rule establishing procedures for handling nuclear and environmental retaliation complaints
February 2011
  • February 24 [Region 4 News Release] -2011 - 02/24/2011 - US Labor Department orders Memphis, Tenn., company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $111,000 in back wages, interest and damages
January 2011
  • January 27 [Region 6 News Release] -2011 - 01/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Baton Rouge, La.- and Greenville, S.C.-based construction contractors
  • January 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/05/2011 - Investigation finds Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. retaliated against Connecticut employee who reported injury, filed whistleblower complaint

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