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US Department of Labor Finds 2 Companies in Violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act

Chicago IL (WorkersCompensation.com) – The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered two railroad companies to pay three workers a total of $650,729.14 in back wages and damages for retaliating against them for reporting workplace injuries and safety concerns. The orders resulted from investigations conducted by the Chicago office of the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which were initiated upon receiving complaints from the employees. "It is critically important that railroad employees in the Midwest and across the nation know that OSHA intends to defend the rights of workers who report injuries and safety concerns," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary...

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Whistleblower Woodford to tackle Olympus in court

May 27, 2012|Kirstin Ridley | Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Woodford, the ousted chief executive of Olympus, will try to persuade a London judge his embattled former employer fired him because he blew the cover off one of Japan's most high-profile corporate frauds. The five-day hearing, which starts on Monday, will throw the spotlight back onto a $1.7 billion accounting scandal that has cost the camera-to-endoscope maker its board and reputation. Whistleblower Woodford to tackle Olympus in court...

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Whistleblowing Hebert nurse out of work and license in jeopardy

I followed the law and it didn't work.' By GERRY GOLDSTEIN, Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent SMITHFIELD - Psychiatric nurse Jeannine Peterson, a rock-climber when she's not in uniform, is accustomed to scaling barriers, but she hasn't been able to get past the fallout from her latest role in life: whistleblower. It was a phone call from the 59-year-old Peterson that set into motion a recent investigation of sexual abuse that almost cost the Hebert Nursing Home its status as Medicare and Medicaid provider. So far the only result, as far she's concerned, is the satisfaction of believing that she did the right thing. Link...

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