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The Federal Railway Safety Act is one of the most employee–protective laws in the United States. It prohibits railroads from retaliating against employees who engage in “protected activity.” This activity includes notifying a railroad of an injury, seeking medical treatment, reporting a safety concern, and refusing to follow an unsafe order.
Retaliation generally takes the form of abolishment of a position, intimidation or harassment, discipline or reprimand, and/or termination. Potential violations may include:
Railroad employees have rights to be free from this retaliation, and our firm protects those rights. Please contact us for more information.