Reporting Safety Issues Requires OSHA Intervention:
-FEDERAL RAILROAD SAFETY ACT-
The attorneys at Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas have successfully represented railroad workers who wrongfully suffered disciplinary action against them in violation of this protective law. We have helped workers receive back-pay with interest and punitive damages from their employer.
Individuals working for railroad carriers are protected from retaliation for reporting potential safety or security violations to their employers or to the government. OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of the FRSA and 21 other statutes protecting employees who report violations. Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who raise various protected concerns or provide protected information to the employer or to the government.
Our attorneys can assist employees who believe that they have been retaliated against for engaging in protected conduct. We can help initiate an investigation by OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program.