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Documenting A Retaliation Claim

What is the process for filing a whistleblower claim?

For a whistleblower claim under the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA), you have ONLY 180 days from the time of the adverse action to bring an administrative claim with OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

For a whistleblower claim under the FRSA, you have a short window of time to file a claim with OSHA.  You only have 180 days from the date that the railroader knew or should have known that the railroad carrier decided to take an adverse action against them. 

Because of this short 180-day window, it is important if you believe the railroad has discriminated or retaliated against you for reporting an injury or any of the protected activities listed on our website that you call as soon as possible to determine if you have a claim in order to file with OSHA. 

It is best to talk to an experienced railroad lawyer on how best to protect your rights and what you need to do to file under the OSHA process.