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Our experts discuss how to help safety and health whistleblowers who bring claims before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They address remedies that are available under various laws enforced by the Department of Labor and through the bypass to U.S. District Court available under some statutes. Presenters also provide guidance on using procedures available via the National Labor Relations Board, a union grievance, and arbitration, as well as from state whistleblower and tort laws in challenging health and safety violations.
Charles Goetsch Charles C. Goetsch has over 30 years of experience helping injured rail workers recover under the Federal Employers Liability Act and secure protection from retaliation under the Federal Rail Safety Act. He has tried over 50 federal jury trials and...MoreCharles C. Goetsch has over 30 years of experience helping injured rail workers recover under the Federal Employers Liability Act and secure protection from retaliation under the Federal Rail Safety Act. He has tried over 50 federal jury trials and argued over a dozen federal appeals, including a landmark FELA case before the United States Supreme Court. He created and maintains the leading resources for FRSA matters, the “Train Law Blog” at http://www.trainlawblog.com/ and the “Rail Whistleblower Resources” page at http://www.gowhistleblower.com/. In a recent published decision upholding the first FRSA jury verdict in the nation, United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton recognized Attorney Goetsch’s “nationally recognized specialization in train law&rdquo ; and “exceptional performance in being the first attorney to try a FRSA case to a successful verdict,” stating for the record: “Attorney Goetsch is undeniably a leading specialist in the law governing railroad employees’ rights.” Barati v. Metro North Railroad Co., 2013 WL 1296484 (D.Conn. 2013). He holds a LLM from Harvard Law School and is listed as a SuperLawyer in the field of Transportation Law. Collapse
Jeffrey L. Needle Jeffrey L. Needle graduated from Boston University and American University Law School. He was on the law review staff and an editor of the law school law journal. Mr. Needle has been on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice...MoreJeffrey L. Needle graduated from Boston University and American University Law School. He was on the law review staff and an editor of the law school law journal. Mr. Needle has been on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) from 1993 until 1997. Past Chairman of AAJ Civil Rights Section; past Chair of Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA) Civil Rights from 1986 to 1992; past Chair of AAJ’s Employment Rights Section in 1999-2000; past Chair of AAJ’s Section Leaders’ Council. He has served on AAJ’s Legal Affairs; Public Education; Constitutional Litigation committees and is a member of the AAJ Amicus Committee from 2000-present. He is Chair of the Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (WELA) amicus committee (1997-present); member of the WELA Board of Directors (1997-present); member of the NELA Amicus Advisory Council (present); member of the ACLU of Washington Legal Committee for the last 23 years; and Washington State Co-Coordinator for Public Justice, 2003-present. He has been recognized in Who’s Who in American Law and by the magazine Law & Politics as a “super lawyer” (#48 in 2001 and #56 in 2002). Collapse
October 18, 2013
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
Blowing The Whistle On Health & Safety Violations Audio
Blowing The Whistle On Health & Safety Violations Paper Part 1
Blowing The Whistle On Health & Safety Violations Paper Part 2
Blowing The Whistle On Health & Safety Violations Paper Part 3
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