Whistleblower Law Blog
OSHA Orders Amtrak to Pay Damages to Railroad Whistleblower
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded back pay, interest and punitive damages to a former Amtrak employee who alleged that she was suspended for reporting a work-related injury to Amtrak. In her complaint, she also alleged that Amtrak terminated her employment because she filed a complaint with OSHA about Amtrak’s retaliatory suspension of her employment. This appears to be the first case in which OSHA found for an employee under the whistleblower provision of the Federal Rail Safety Act. The Employment Law Group® law firm routinely represents employees in whistleblower retaliation actions. For more information about The Employment Law Group® law firm’s Transportation Whistleblower Practice, click here.