Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Retaliatory Termination

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered Southern Air to pay more than $400,000 in lost wages, back pay, damages, attorney fees, and interest to a flight crew member who alleged that he was terminated after raising concerns to management about inadequate rest breaks and work hours in excess of those permitted under Federal Aviation Administration rules. OSHA determined that Southern Air violated the whistleblower provisions of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act (AIR21) when it terminated the flight crew member for raising legitimate safety concerns about the working conditions at Southern Air.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Order Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Patriot Team $442,635
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 2/23/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database