Earlier this year, the Department of Labor affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) 2014 decision obtained by our law firm extending protections under the employee protection provisions of the Federal Rail Safety Act (Whistleblower Act). This Act protects employees from retaliation for marking off work due to an off-duty injury or illness. This case was tried to an ALJ by HARRINGTON, THOMPSON attorney Robert B. Thompson and then subsequently briefed before the Department of Labor by Robert E. Harrington, III.
Following the decision, which favored our client, the railroad appealed the case to the federal circuit court for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio, one step below the United States Supreme Court. O ral arguments are scheduled for October 11, 2017. [Read more…]