Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Union Pacific
Penalty: 
$24,823
Year: 
2012
Date: 
March 15, 2012
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Labor ordered Union Pacific Railroad Co. to pay $20,000 in punitive damages, $3,500 in compensatory damages for emotional distress and $1,323 in attorney's fees to an employee at the railroad's Pocatello, Idaho, facility. The order resulted from an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Seattle that was initiated upon receiving a complaint from the employee.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Idaho
Facility City: 
Pocatello
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
railroads
Specific Industry of Parent: 
railroads
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Parent company note: 
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