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What Is A Hazardous Safety Condition?

Posted in Federal Rail Safety Act
Rail workers who report a “hazardous safety condition” are protected from retaliation by FRSA subsection (b)(1)(A). There are not many cases discussing the scope of that protection, but a recent federal district court decision brings it into sharper focus. Head v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company. The 3rd Circuit was the first court to comment on… Continue Reading

Recent FRSA Circuit Court Decisions

Posted in Federal Rail Safety Act
The 8th Circuit has issued a spate of FRSA decisions falling outside the main stream of other Circuits. It is important to put them in perspective. Araujo v. Kuduk: a distinction without a difference Citing the Congressional Record and the leading whistleblower decision in Marano v. Dep’t of Justice, 2 F.3d 1137, 1140 (Fed. Cir.… Continue Reading