Taylor & Associates, Ltd. Has been representing whistleblowers in transportation industries across the country for over two decades. If you have been disciplined or terminated for making complaints about safety or refusing to break a regulation, contact us for a free consultation.
State and Federal Whistleblower Laws
The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) protects airline employees who report violations of federal aviation regulations and unsafe conduct. Whether you work for a major commercial airline or a small cargo carrier, you may be protected. We represent pilots, mechanics, cabin crew, and ground crew who blow the whistle on safety-related issues and experience retaliation from their employer.
The Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA) protects railroad employees who file safety-related complaints or refuse to violate regulations from retaliation. If you work for a railroad, you may be protected by federal whistleblower laws. You could be protected for complaining about faulty equipment or unsafe practices.
The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) protects drivers of commercial vehicles who file complaints or refuse to violate a commercial motor vehicle safety or security regulation from retaliation. For more information, visit us at www.truckersjusticecenter.com
Various federal whistleblower laws protect employees who report violations of environmental and nuclear regulations. If you work in the fields of environmental or nuclear services, you may be protected from retaliation. Protected activities include reporting violations like spills or mishandling of hazardous material.
Corporate and Finance
Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) to improve corporate transparency and guard against fraud. The employee protection provision of SOX protects employees of publicly-traded companies who blow the whistle on fraud or violations of SEC regulations.
Whistleblowers who file complaints or refuse to break state or federal laws at work are protected from being retaliated against by their employer. Retaliatory actions may include demotion, termination, disciplinary action, reduction in salary or benefits, or transfer to less prestigious positions. If you believe you were retaliated against for blowing the whistle on illegal practices, contact us for a free consultation.
If you were forced to resign due to experiencing a hostile workplace environment after blowing the whistle on illegal practices in your workplace, you may have grounds to pursue a constructive discharge case. Contact us for a free consultation.