Category: Surface Transportation Assistance Act

Trucking Whistleblowers

OSHA Determines that Trucking Company’s Attendance Policy Violates STAA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc. to compensate a worker who was subjected to retaliation in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA).  OSHA also ordered the trucking company to stop retaliating against workers who refuse to violate safety regulations. The complainant, a commercial truck driver,…


OSHA Finds Retaliatory Lawsuit Violates STAA and Awards Whistleblowers $60,000

Whistleblowers are often subjected to retaliation for their attempts to expose and correct dangerous and illegal behavior.  In the majority of situations it’s the whistleblower’s career that suffers because of his or her employer’s retaliatory conduct.  However, in some situations the retaliation goes even farther. On October 23, 2013, OSHA ruled in favor of a…

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