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2014

07/14/2014 Region VII News Release False charges, reprisals against post office worker prompts anti-retaliation lawsuit by US Department of Labor
07/07/2014 Region III News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA settles retaliation case with McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises
06/03/2014 Region I News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA finds that Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violated Federal Railroad Safety Act anti-discrimination provisions
05/15/2014 Region VII News Release Discipline of Southwestern Bell workers prompts lawsuit by US Department of Labor for illegal retaliation against workers
05/13/2014 Trade Release US Department of Labor re-establishes Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
05/13/2014 Region I News Release US Department of Labor sues West Springfield, Mass., employer for allegedly firing an employee who filed an OSHA complaint
05/12/2014 Region V News Release 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
04/24/2014 Region VII News Release Absolute Waste Removal ordered to reinstate driver who raised safety concerns and pay $123,203 in compensation following OSHA whistleblower investigation
04/23/2014 Region VII News Release Union Pacific Railroad ordered to reinstate injured employee, pay more than $85,000 in damages after OSHA found illegal retaliation
04/10/2014 Region V News Release Wisconsin Central Limited ordered to pay more than $352,000 in back wages, damages to injured conductor after OSHA whistleblower investigation
03/18/2014 Region II News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA orders DISH Network to pay more than $257,000 in wages and damages to blacklisted former employee
03/06/2014 Region V News Release Grand Trunk Western Railway Co., Union Pacific ordered to pay back wages to 5 suspended, injured employees after OSHA whistleblower investigation
02/05/2014 Region V News Release Suspension of 13 AT&T workers prompts lawsuit by US Labor Department
01/06/2014 Region II News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Missouri trucking company to pay more than $100,000 to blacklisted driver from New Jersey
01/02/2014 Region X News Release OSHA orders trucking company to stop retaliating against drivers

2013

12/16/2013 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA finds Illinois Central Railroad Co. in violation of federal railroad whistleblower law
12/05/2013 National News Release Whistleblowers can now file complaints online with OSHA
11/19/2013 Region V News Release Judge orders North Canton-based Star Air, Akron Reserve Ammunition, owner to pay more than $300,000 to 2 terminated Ohio truck drivers
11/13/2013 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor orders Gaines Motor Lines Inc. and two officials to reinstate whistleblowers and pay more than $1 million in damages
10/29/2013 Region X News Release US Labor Department seeks more than $300,000 for Idaho whistleblower
10/23/2013 Region I News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Connecticut trucking company and owner to withdraw retaliatory lawsuit, pay $60,000 to former workers
10/21/2013 Region IV News Release US Labor Department's OSHA wins jury trial regarding whistleblower violations by Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla.
09/30/2013 Region I News Release 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
09/24/2013 Region V News Release Judge orders S.E.M. Villa II to pay back wages to whistleblower who reported bedbugs at Milford, Ohio, retirement home
09/06/2013 Region IX News Release OSHA orders MGM Resorts to reinstate whistleblower immediately and pay more than $325,000 in damages
09/03/2013 Region I News Release Pan Am Railways Inc. found to have violated Maine employee's whistle-blower rights after he filed complaint with the US Department of Labor
08/20/2013 Region V News Release US Labor Department orders 2 subsidiaries of Canadian National Railway to pay 2 workers more than $260,000 in back pay and damages
07/29/2013 Region III News Release Manassas, Va., air carrier ordered to reinstate pilot and pay damages following whistle-blower reprisal investigation
07/18/2013 Region V News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Coit Services of Ohio to pay $161,228 to technician fired after reporting unsafe lead abatement practices
07/18/2013 Region I News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Marlborough, Mass., trucking company and owner to reinstate, pay more than $131,000 to driver
06/27/2013 Region V News Release Grand Trunk Western Railway Co. ordered to pay back wages to suspended, injured employee following investigation by US Labor Department's OSHA
06/10/2013 Region I News Release US Labor Department orders Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. to pay damages to New Haven, Conn., employee who reported on-the-job injury
06/06/2013 Region I News Release True North Hotel Group Inc. to provide whistle-blower training nationally following US Labor Department investigation
05/20/2013 Region VII News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Enercon Services to pay $261,152.69 in damages after firing engineer who reported unsafe work practices
04/23/2013 Region V News Release US Labor Department orders Metra to pay back wages to employee whose position was terminated after he filed safety complaint
03/12/2013 Region V News Release US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad Co. to reinstate employee for reporting a work-related injury; more than $350,000 in damages owed
02/28/2013 Region X News Release Union Pacific Railroad ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $309,000 for violating the Federal Railroad Safety Act
02/28/2013 National News Release Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay $1.1 million after terminating 3 workers for reporting injuries
02/22/2013 National News Release 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
02/07/2013 Region I News Release US Labor Department obtains judgment ordering Maine dentist to pay $72,000 to two former employees who raised workplace health concerns
02/06/2013 Trade News Release OSHA announces interim final rules on Seaman's Protection Act whistleblower procedures
02/06/2013 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor sues Duane Thomas Marine Construction in Florida for firing employee who reported workplace violence
01/31/2013 Region VI News Release US Department of Labor files whistle-blower lawsuit against Helena, Mont.-based Kbec Inc.
01/15/2013 National News Release BNSF Railway Co. signs accord with US Labor Department's OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act
01/10/2013 Region V News Release US Labor Department sues S.E.M. Villa II seeking reinstatement, back wages for whistleblower who reported bedbugs at retirement home

2012

12/26/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., ordering reinstatement of whistle-blower fired for mold exposure complaint.   [en español]
12/13/2012 National News Release Secretary of Labor announces new members of Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
12/10/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor sues DKS Structural Services in Huntsville, Ala., for firing employee who refused to enter unprotected 15-foot-deep trench
11/29/2012 Region IV News Release Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US labor Department to pay more than $288,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
11/20/2012 Trade News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA announces new Whistleblower Protection Program director
11/14/2012 Region V News Release US Labor Department seeks court enforcement of order requiring Star Air to reinstate 2 wrongfully terminated Ohio truck drivers
11/07/2012 Region V News Release Northern Illinois Flight Center ordered by US Department of Labor's OSHA to reinstate, pay more than $500,000 to illegally terminated pilot
10/18/2012 Region I News Release In 2 lawsuits, US Labor Department obtains back wages and corrective action for Connecticut workers fired for filing OSHA complaints
10/16/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor settles whistleblower case with Tennessee trucking company
10/10/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor wins lawsuit against Aquatech Technologies owners for firing whistleblower who complained about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
10/02/2012 National News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA announces alternative dispute resolution pilot program for whistleblower complaints
09/10/2012 Region V News Release US Department of Labor orders Dana Holding Corp. to pay whistleblower nearly $275,000 in back wages, damages
09/06/2012 Region II News Release US Labor Department sues Albany, NY, contractor for allegedly firing and harassing employee who reported asbestos hazards at Gloversville school
08/28/2012 Region IX News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Arizona trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay $315,000 in back wages and damages
08/28/2012 Region V News Release Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $932,000 after illegally terminating 2 injured workers
08/09/2012 Region IX News Release US Labor Department orders T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to pay whistleblower nearly $346,000 in back wages, damages
08/08/2012 Region IV News Release Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $300,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
07/25/2012 Region VII News Release US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad to pay more than $38,000 to employee in Topeka, Kan., following whistleblower investigation
07/19/2012 Region V News Release US Department of Labor finds 2 companies in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against 2 Midwest whistleblowers
07/18/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor sues American Bronze Foundry and orders reinstatement of whistleblower fired for complaining about lead exposures
07/16/2012 National News Release OSHA, Federal Railroad Administration sign agreement to protect workers from retaliation
07/12/2012 Region IV News Release Huntsville, Ala., contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful, serious trenching violations' more than $122,000 proposed in fines Inspection prompted by whistleblower complaint
07/03/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against South Carolina real estate management company
07/02/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower complaint against Tennessee trucking company
06/29/2012 Region VI News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Pilgrim's Pride in Mount Pleasant, Texas
06/18/2012 National News Release Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $800,000 after terminating injured workers
06/18/2012 Region IV News Release US Labor Department's OSHA wins jurisdictional dispute against Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto regarding whistleblower case
06/12/2012 National News Release OSHA seeks nominations for membership on its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
06/07/2012 Region X News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders reinstatement of whistleblower
05/17/2012 National News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA announces intent to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
05/03/2012 Region IV News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $180,000 in back wages and damages
04/23/2012 Region VI News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against New Orleans-based riverboat company
04/17/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor sues Aquatech Technologies to reinstate whistleblower fired for complaining about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
04/03/2012 Region II News Release US Labor Department's OSHA finds Metro-North Commuter Railroad retaliated against employee who reported workplace injury
04/02/2012 Region II News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Jersey Window Factory and Building Supply in Newark, NJ, to reinstate whistleblower following investigation
03/15/2012 Region X News Release US Department of Labor finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against whistleblower in Idaho
03/12/2012 Region IV News Release 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
03/12/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
03/01/2012 National News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program moved to Office of the Assistant Secretary
02/29/2012 Region V News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Georgia-based Interline Logistics Group to reinstate, pay more than $190,000 to terminated whistleblower in Illinois
02/27/2012 Region X News Release US Department of Labor sues US Postal Service for violating whistleblower protections
02/06/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor orders North Carolina printing company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $83,000 in back wages
01/17/2012 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA orders AirTran Airways to reinstate pilot, pay more than $1 million in back wages and damages

2011

12/20/2011 Region X News Release 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
12/06/2011 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Whole Foods Market for violating OSH Act's whistleblower protection provisions
11/30/2011 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA sues RockTenn Corp. for violating whistleblower protection provisions of the OSH Act in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
11/28/2011 Region VIII News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against Lakewood, Colo., animal shelter for improperly firing employee
11/22/2011 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, damages
11/21/2011 Region IX News Release US Labor Department's OSHA cites Guam golf club for workplace hazards
09/30/2011 Region VI News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Houston air-conditioning company
09/21/2011 Trade News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA issues updated Whistleblower Investigations Manual
09/21/2011 Region I News Release US Labor Department sues Beverly, Mass., dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised concerns about contaminated needle disposal
09/15/2011 Region IX News Release US Department of Labor finds nutritional beverage company, former CEO in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
09/14/2011 Region IX News Release US Department of Labor finds Bank of America in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
08/25/2011 Region IX News Release US Labor Department finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of FRSA for retaliating against Kansas City, Mo., and Tucson, Ariz., employees
08/18/2011 Region X News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Seattle to pay more than $300,000 to suspended whistleblower employee
08/10/2011 Region I News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Metro North Commuter Railroad to promote and pay more than $141,000 to worker who reported injury
08/09/2011 Region IV News Release Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $122,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
08/03/2011 Region III News Release Philadelphia electric company agrees to pay $150,000 to 3 employees to resolve US Labor Department's whistleblower investigation
08/01/2011 National News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA announces measures to improve Whistleblower Protection Program
07/11/2011 Region IV News Release Georgia school bus manufacturer agrees to pay employee more than $176,000 to settle whistleblower case brought by US Department of Labor
07/06/2011 Region V News Release US Department of Labor files complaint against Niles Family Dentistry, owner in Niles, Ohio, for violating whistleblower provision of the OSH Act
06/15/2011 Region IV News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA sues South Carolina real estate management company to obtain reinstatement and compensation for whistleblower
05/12/2011 National News Release US district court upholds OSHA subpoena in grain engulfment case
04/08/2011 Region VII News Release US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad to reinstate and compensate employee disciplined for reporting work-related injury
03/28/2011 Region VI News Release US Department of Labor settles whistleblower case against convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.
03/10/2011 Trade News Release OSHA publishes final rule establishing procedures for handling nuclear and environmental retaliation complaints
02/24/2011 Region IV News Release US Labor Department orders Memphis, Tenn., company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $111,000 in back wages, interest and damages
02/01/2011 Region IX News Release US Labor Department settles whistleblower suit against US Navy contractor
01/27/2011 Region VI News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Baton Rouge, La.- and Greenville, S.C.-based construction contractors
01/05/2011 Region I News Release Investigation finds Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. retaliated against Connecticut employee who reported injury, filed whistleblower complaint

 

2010

12/15/2010 Region VII News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway to compensate employee disciplined for reporting work-related injury
11/23/2010 Region IV News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders Columbia, SC, real estate company to reinstate whistleblower and pay more than $50,000 in back wages
10/20/2010 Region II News Release US Labor Department files suit against New York City social service agency on behalf of employee terminated for exercising workplace safety rights
10/14/2010 Region II News Release John Galt Corp. ordered to compensate worker fired after raising health and safety issue at former Deutsche Bank Building in New York City
10/05/2010 Region IV News Release US Labor Department orders Fort Myers, Fla., trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, plus punitive damages of $125,000
09/16/2010 OSHA Statement Statement by US Department of Labor's OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels on GAO whistleblower protection program report
09/01/2010 Region X News Release Union Pacific Railroad Co. in Eugene, Ore., ordered to pay back wages and damages to foreman terminated in violation of whistleblower law
09/01/2010 National News Release US Labor Department announces interim final rules and invites public comment on whistleblower procedures
08/31/2010 Trade News Release OSHA announces interim final rules and invites public comment on whistleblower procedures
08/26/2010 Region VIII News Release U.S. Labor Department's OSHA orders Utah Transit Authority to pay more than $130,000 to former worker in whistleblower case
08/17/2010 Region VI News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against retail gas and convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.
07/07/2010 Trade News Release Whistleblowers.gov offers quick worker access to whistleblower protection information
06/15/2010 Region VII News Release Iowa-based railroad ordered by US Department of Labor to make amends to employee censured for reporting work-related injury
06/03/2010 Region II News Release US Labor Department files suit against First Student Inc. on behalf of Syracuse, NY, school bus driver allegedly fired for raising safety issues
06/01/2010 Region X News Release US Bank in Seattle ordered to pay back wages, reinstate former manager terminated in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower provisions
05/26/2010 Region VII News Release US Department of Labor orders United Parcel Service to compensate driver terminated for refusing to drive due to safety concerns
05/20/2010 Region II News Release US Labor Department's OSHA finds CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against veteran New York dispatcher who reported safety concerns
05/10/2010 Region II News Release US Labor Department's OSHA finds Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. railroad violated whistleblower law
05/05/2010 Region II News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders New Jersey air carrier to reinstate pilot and pay more than $45,000 in damages and fees
04/27/2010 OSHA Media Advisory US deputy assistant secretary of labor for OSHA to testify on whistleblower protections for America's workers
04/07/2010 Region II News Release US Labor Department's OSHA orders New Jersey Transit to pay more than $500,000 to worker for violation of railroad whistleblower law
03/18/2010 Region IV News Release US Labor Department orders Tennessee Commerce Bank to reinstate whistleblower and pay more than $1 million in back wages and other relief
03/09/2010 Region II News Release US Labor Department's OSHA finds Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. railroad violated federal whistleblower law
03/03/2010 Region IX News Release US Department of Labor's OSHA orders e-Smart Technologies Inc. to pay whistleblower back wages and $600,000 in compensatory damages
02/11/2010 Region VII News Release Illinois-based railroads ordered by US Department of Labor to compensate employee fired for reporting work-related injury
01/11/2010 Region VI News Release US Department of Labor secures back wages for fired whistleblower in Corpus Christi, Texas

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