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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
March 2016
  • 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 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
February 2016
  • February 23 [Region 10 News Release] -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 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 Release] - 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 Release] - 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
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 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 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 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
  • 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 Bronxhair sa thai nhan vien da canh cao dong nghiep vi cac nhung moi nguy hiem formaldehyde, vu kien cao buoc
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 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 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
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 24 [Trade News Release] -2014 - 07/24/2014 - OSHA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, sign agreement strengthening protections for workers from coercion, retaliation
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
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 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
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 - 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
July 2012
  • 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 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 Pilgrims Pride in Mount Pleasant, Texas
  • June 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 06/18/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA wins jurisdictional dispute against Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto regarding whistleblower case
  • June 12 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 06/12/2012 - OSHA seeks nominations for membership on its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • June 07 [Region 10 News Release] - 2012 - 06/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders reinstatement of whistleblower
May 2012
  • 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
February 2012
  • February 27 [Region 10 News Release] -2012 - 02/27/2012 - US Department of Labor sues US Postal Service for violating whistleblower protections
  • 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
January 2012
  • January 17 [Region 4 News Release] -2012 - 01/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders AirTran Airways to reinstate pilot, pay more than $1 million in back wages and damages
December 2011
  • 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 15 [Region 9 News Release] - 2011 - 09/15/2011 - US Department of Labor finds nutritional beverage company, former CEO in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • 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 25 [Region 7 News Release] -2011 - 08/25/2011 - US Labor Department finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of FRSA for retaliating against Kansas City, Mo., and Tucson, Ariz., employees
  • 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
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.
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
June 2010
  • June 15 [Region 7 News Release] -2010 - 06/15/2010 - Iowa-based railroad ordered by US Department of Labor to make amends to employee censured for reporting work-related injury
  • June 01 [Region 10 News Release] - 2010 - 06/01/2010 - US Bank in Seattle ordered to pay back wages, reinstate former manager terminated in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower provisions
May 2010
  • May 10 [Region 2 News Release] -2010 - 05/10/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. railroad violated whistleblower law
March 2010
  • March 09 [Region 2 News Release] -2010 - 03/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. railroad violated federal whistleblower law

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