Railroad Industry Leads in Number of Corporate Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints
More than any other industry, railroads punish whistleblowers, according to the investigative news site FairWarning.
Over a period of eight years, railroads were the subject of more than 2,000 retaliation complaints made by whistleblowers to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, FairWarning reported.
Railroads, in fact, made up seven of the top 10 on OSHA’s list of most whistleblower reports. After BNSF and Union Pacific, were CSX with 267, Norfolk Southern (247), Canadian National (151), Amtrak (119) and Metro-North (102).
Interestingly, the No. 1 violator on the list was a federal agency: the U.S. Postal Service, with 578 complaints.
To Learn More:
For Big Railroads, a Carload of Whistleblower Complaints (by Stuart Silverstein and Brian Joseph, FairWarning)
Union Pacific Railroad Retaliates Against another Injured Worker (Occupation Safety and Health Administration)
Whistleblowers Reveal Accounts of Government Retaliation at Senate Hearing (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
FBI more Hostile to Whistleblowers than other Parts of the Government Are (by Noel Brinkerhoff and Steve Straehley, AllGov)
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