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Iowa Workplace Safety Inspectors Allege Firings Were Retaliation

Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency. The firings of Jason Garmoe and Travis Stein on Tuesday are the latest turmoil at the …

U.S. Meat, Poultry Workers Fear Retaliation for Reporting Workplace Injuries, Hazards

Workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing plants are reluctant to tell federal inspectors about injuries or workplace hazards amid concerns that they could lose their jobs, according to a government report. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has difficulty …

HSB: Workplace Training and Policies Key to Avoiding Employment Claims

National Small Business Week, which runs May 1-6, highlights the importance of small employers to the nation’s economy and community life — and the challenges that small business owners face. A big concern of small business owners in today’s changing …

Yellowstone National Park Worker Claims Retaliation Over Asbestos Report

A maintenance worker in Yellowstone National Park said a park concession company retaliated against him after he reported that he and five other employees were exposed to asbestos at a more than century-old lodge. Jon Kline told The Associated Press …

Agency Finds No Retaliation Over Bay Bridge Safety Concerns

Caltrans did not retaliate against employees who raised concerns about construction defects on the new $6.5 billion span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, but a pattern of mismanagement and poor communication within the department led employees to believe their …

Former Mississippi Bailiff Awarded $65K in Retaliation Case

A federal jury has awarded $65,000 to a former Tupelo Municipal Court bailiff, finding that the city forced her out of the job in retaliation after she filed a discrimination charge. The week-long trial before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock …

EEOC Reports Federal Discrimination Complaints Down

Federal employees and applicants filed 16,974 complaints of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2011, down about 3.5 percent from 2010. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) annual report, retaliation was the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination …

Kentucky County Attorney Settles Political Retaliation Suit

The Pulaski County Attorney and six former employees have settled a lawsuit alleging they were fired for supporting someone else for the job in the 2010 elections. Prestonsburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf, who represented the former employees, said his clients were …

Calif. Detectives Get $2.5M in Gender, Retaliation Suit

Three Los Angeles police detectives have won $2.5 million in a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against LAPD supervisors. A jury deliberated only a few hours before returning the verdict last week. The Los Angeles Times says Peter Bakotich, Michael …

Japanese Whistleblower Wins Damages in High Court

The still fledgling protection for whistle-blowers in Japan received a boost by a high court that reversed an earlier decision and rewarded damages to a worker who suffered retaliation through a transfer. The Tokyo High Court ordered Japanese camera and …