Federal authorities have ordered a Boulder, Colorado-based tour bus company to compensate a former bus driver that it allegedly fired in retaliation for refusing to drive an unsafe bus. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said Billy Banjo’s Bus Tours violated whistleblower protections guaranteed by the federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) by retaliating against a driver for raising valid concerns about the safety of a company vehicle. The STAA’s whistleblower provisions are intended to shield workers who raise concerns about commercial motor vehicle safety or security or refuse to operate an unsafe vehicle from retaliation. An investigation ... Read More
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