OSHA Rules in Favor of Dana Holding Corp Whistleblower

OSHA orders Dana Holding Corp. to pay an employee turned whistleblower nearly $275,000 in lost wages and compensation.

OSHA orders Dana Holding Corp. in Ohio to reinstate and compensate former employee.

The employee was fired in February 2009 from the Toledo facility and is now owed $274,922.47 in back wages, lawyer fees and compensation.

The financial analyst, who was a whistleblower at the driveline, sealing and thermal management technologies for vehicles producer, filed a complaint with OSHA, which the agency was able to substantiate.

“In addition to immediate reinstatement, the company must expunge any adverse references related to the discharge in the employee's personnel record, post a notice about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower provisions for all employees and train employees on these provisions,” OSHA said in a statement on its website. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a law that OSHA enforces, protects whistleblowers when reporting various health hazards.

The employee “alleged termination for raising concerns about inaccuracies in the company's customer information assessment system database that could be reflected as inaccuracies in the company's annual financial reports,” according to an OSHA statement.

OSHA also ruled that the employee must be reinstated immediately.

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