NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Railway Southern has been ordered to pay damages to a Tennessee whistleblower who was fired after he reported an injury on the job.
The latest case involves a former worker who was based in Chattanooga, Tenn. The U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday that it ordered Norfolk Southern to pay the man $200,000 in punitive damages, $75,000 in compensatory damages and more than $25,000 in attorney's fees.
The worker was fired in October 2010 after he reported hitting his hard hat against a horizontal support beam.
In June, the federal government ordered the company to pay more than $800,000 to three whistleblowers in South Carolina, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
Norfolk Southern can appeal the findings.