Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Metro North Commuter Railroad Co.
Penalty: 
$80,500
Year: 
2011
Date: 
January 5, 2011
Primary Offense: 
workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: 

A whistleblower investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. brought disciplinary charges against an employee in the railroad's New Haven, Conn., rail yard who filed a whistleblower complaint with OSHA. OSHA has ordered the railroad to take corrective action and pay the worker $80,500 in punitive damages and attorney's fees.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Connecticut
Facility City: 
New Haven
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Parent company note: 
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