Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Deutsche Telekom AG
Current Parent Company: 
Deutsche Telekom
Penalty: 
$345,972
Year: 
2012
Date: 
August 9, 2012
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: 

Deutsche Telekom AG and subsidiary T-Mobile USA Inc. were ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay $345,972 to a worker in Bellevue, Wash., who was fired from T-Mobile in April 2009. The order resulted from an investigation by the Seattle office of the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration into alleged violations of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. OSHA substantiated the affected employee's complaint, which alleged termination for raising concerns about the possibility of millions of dollars in fraudulent roaming charges being levied on hundreds of international corporate customers.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Washington
Facility City: 
Bellevue
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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