Railroad Whistleblowers Get Added Protection

Pioneering ruling enunciates worker-friendly retaliation test

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

In dangerous industries, like railroads, Congress has recognized that public safety is at risk if employees don't report safety problems.But managers in these industries have objectives that conflict with this philosophy. This atmosphere creates pressure on workers to report fewer injuries, to work while sick, and keep mum about equipment safety issues, according to congressional testimony that prompted whistleblower laws for these fields.

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