Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Heartland Transportation Inc.
Penalty: 
$62,090
Year: 
2011
Date: 
November 22, 2011
Primary Offense: 
workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: 

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: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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