Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Penalty: 
$300,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
August 18, 2011
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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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