Former Railroad Worker Represented by Nichols Kaster Alleges BNSF Put Productivity Ahead of Safety

On April 5, 2017, a former employee of BNSF Railway Co. filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in which he alleges he was terminated by BNSF for refusing to falsify reports concerning track safety. You can read more about his story here.

The plaintiff’s attorney, Nicholas D. Thompson, explained, “we believe this to be a straightforward case of a railroad retaliating against an employee for reporting safety concerns, which is exactly what the Federal Railroad Safety Act prohibits.”

Plaintiff is represented by Nicholas D. Thompson and Matthew H. Morgan from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California. The case is entitled Fresquez v. BNSF Railway Co., No. 1:17-cv-844 (D. Col.).

Additional information about how to make a claim for retaliation for reporting safety concerns may be found at or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 344-4628.