Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Gaines Motor Lines Inc.
Penalty: 
$1,070,123
Year: 
2013
Date: 
November 13, 2013
Primary Offense: 
workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Gaines Motor Lines Inc., and individuals Tim Gaines and Rick Tompkins, to compensate four former truck drivers who were fired in violation of the whistleblower protection provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, which was amended to implement recommendations from the 9/11 Commission, and pay more than $1,070,123 in back pay wages, interest, compensatory and punitive damages.

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