Federal Railroad Safety Act

When railroad employees go to work, they should expect to be able to do so in a safe environment.  Too often, when an employee raises safety concerns to the railroad, the employee can face retaliation instead of an employer wanting to fix the problem.  Railroads can be dangerous under the best conditions and there is no need for employees to face additional risks due to fear and intimidation. Covered retaliation can include discharge, demotion, suspension, reprimand, or in any other way actions the employer takes that discriminate against an employee.  These protections cover railroad carrier employees engaged in interstate and foreign commerce as well as contractors and subcontractors. 

Our office has extensive experience in handling claims with the United States Department of Labor and making sure that your rights are protected. Railroad employees have the right to work in a safe environment and to not face retaliation when safety problems are found. Let our office help you protect those rights.