Violation Tracker Individual Record
: Heartland Transportation Inc.
: November 22, 2011
: employment-related offenses
: workplace whistleblower retaliation
: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered Heartland Transportation Inc. to reinstate a former employee and pay the individual $62,090 in compensatory and punitive damages plus more than two years of back wages, interest, benefits and reasonable attorney's fees. The order followed OSHA's determination that the company violated the employee's rights under the whistleblower provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by terminating the employee for complaining about defective vehicles.
Level of Government
: agency action
: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case
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