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Company: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.
Current Parent CompanyBerkshire Hathaway
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Penalty: $300,000
Year: 2011
Date: August 18, 2011
Offense Group: employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. to pay more than $300,000 in back wages, compensatory damages, attorney's fees and punitive damages to an employee who filed a complaint with OSHA alleging that she was suspended without pay for 30 days after notifying the company of a work-related injury.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: diversified
Specific Industry of Current Parent: diversified
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