OSHA orders reinstatement of terminated pilot who reported safety concerns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) determined Jet Logistics Inc. (JLI) and New England Life Flight Inc. - doing business as Boston MedFlight (BMF) improperly terminated a pilot for complaining about what he reasonably believed were Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) related safety concerns.

Following an investigation, OSHA ordered the following:

1. Reinstatement of the pilot into his former job.

2. Removing any items relating to the issues that led to his termination.

3. That the employee be paid $133,616.09 in back wages and interest.

4. That the employee be paid $100,000.00 in compensatory damages.

5. That the employee be awarded reasonable attorney's fees.

6. That the employer refrain from retaliating against the employee in future.

7. That the employer post a whistleblower protection notice to all employees.

Further information may be found here:

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region1/03282018

https://www.osha.gov/dep/index.html