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OSHA orders reinstatement of pilot fired for reporting safety concerns to FAA

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered the reinstatement of a pilot who alleged he was fired over his unwillingness to participate in fraudulent activity on the job and for reporting his concerns to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The pilot’s employer, Northern Illinois Flight Center, was also ordered to compensate the pilot more than $500,000 in back pay, benefits, and damages. According to OSHA, “the whistleblower, a pilot from Illinois, was dismissed after contacting the Federal Aviation Administration to discuss violations of the pilot certification process.” The pilot alleges his employer asked him to falsify an ... Read More

Tennessee trucking firm settles whistleblower case with OSHA

A Tennessee trucking company and federal regulators have agreed to settle a whistleblower case brought by an employee driver who accused the company of firing him when he refused to make a delivery because he was ill, fatigued, and did not have enough legally permissible driving hours left to complete the run. On May 4, 2010, Mark Alvis Inc., a Brush Creek-based motor carrier, assigned the driver to deliver a truck of milk to a supermarket in Murfreesboro Tenn. While getting ready to make the haul, the driver slipped and was injured but assumed the pain would go away. The ... Read More