Bnsf loses lawsuit over retaliation firing of rail inspector

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  1. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Recorded phone calls of supervisor telling inspector to not report defects so their bonuses wouldn’t be affected
     
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    The jury should’ve raked BNSF over the coals for that one. Wrongful termination,retaliation (which falls under federal whistleblower protection statutes).
     
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    The jury did do that. That's why the inspector who was wrongfully terminated was awarded such a hefty sum.

    But it's the same story everywhere: profits over people. Money above safety.
     
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    $9 million whittled down to $2 million,only to be stalled because BNSF is appealing!;)
     
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    The reduction of $7 million is probably because BNSF is federally funded. And it's DEFINITELY NOT a thank you to our do-it-right inspector.

    Gotta wonder if the inspector's supervisor is acting on his own or is being directed by his higher ups.
     
  7. drvrtech77

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    You know the higher ups are somewhat involved..
     
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    The regulations are so companies can pretend to care about safety and the government can pretend to enforce it. Once in awhile, they'll have a "blitz", write a few citations, impose some fines, then go back to business as usual.
     
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