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Whistleblower Claims Are Common

Each year, hundreds of whistleblower claims are brought by workers against the railroad industry. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the rail industry generates the second-most whistleblower complaints out of all professional sectors in the country. What this suggests is that rail companies infringe upon their employees' rights with some frequency.

The attorneys at Steel & Moss LLP provide legal support to rail workers, contractors and subcontractors in whistleblower disputes. We understand that it takes courage to come forward, and have more than 55 years of combined experience protecting our clients against employer retaliation and threats thereof. Based in Atlanta, our firm offers assertive, effective representation to rail workers throughout the United States.

We Help Protect Our Client's Lawful Rights

The Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) offers key protections to rail workers who speak out against unfair and unsafe practices in the workplace. Under the law, employees are permitted to report hazardous working conditions, work-related injuries and violations of federal statutes; likewise, they are permitted to refuse to work in unsafe conditions, and to avoid any activity that stands in violation of federal laws and regulations.

If employers retaliate — by docking one's hours or pay, for example, or terminating one's employment — it is illegal. Unfortunately, such retaliation is not uncommon.

Our attorneys work hard to set the record right. We pursue restitution from offending rail companies and seek various forms of relief for our clients, including:

  • Reinstatement — We seek to have our clients' employment reinstated, with the same seniority status the client would have had were it not for the employer's discrimination.
  • Back pay — On behalf of our clients, we endeavor to obtain compensation for lost wages, with interest.
  • Financial damages — We pursue other forms of monetary compensation owed to our clients, including litigation costs, attorney fees and other considerations.

Legal Support When You Most Need It

If you have been punished for speaking out against unfair or unsafe workplace practices, reach out to our firm. You can call us at 866-551-7480 or arrange an appointment online. Initial consultations are always free.