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The United States Department of Labor DOL fines $290,000 to one of the biggest railway corporations and directed to restore a whistleblower.

Following a work-related illness, the employee was convicted by BNSF Railway Co. of breaching a doctor’s prohibitions on physical exercise. When the employee presented paperwork to show that his psychiatrist approved physical exercise at a meeting, the corporation overlooked the documents and terminated him. Since the US Department of Labor DOL determined that the worker’s rights were violated under the Federal Railroad Safety Act, The employee will get more than $290,000 in back pay, penalties, and charges, as well as the reinstatement of their employment. According to the Department of Labor DOL Employers and companies must be well educated and cautious about employee rights.

Source: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region6/03102021

Ammar Khalid

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