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WHISTLEBLOWER ALERT: OSHA Awards Fired Pilot One Million Dollars, Reinstatement


OSHA has issued a significant Order under AIR21 finding that AirTran Airways illegally fired one of its pilots.  The OSHA order requires AirTran to reinstate the pilot.  In addition to reinstatement, the Order awards more than one million dollars in damages, mostly comprising backpay – compensating the pilot for lost wages going back to the date of his discharge – but also including emotional distress damages.

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