Transam Trucking Case Study

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Transam Trucking fired Mr. Maddin for abandoning the trailer. Mr. Maddin filed a complaint with OSHA under the whistleblower act of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act. Transam responded to the lawsuit by stating that Mr. Maddin was not being fired for refusing to something unsafe such as dragging a trailer with the brakes on. Transam stated the Mr. Maddin was being fired for abandoning the trailer which is not covered by the whistleblower act of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act. The ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BOARD, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, ruled in favor or Mr. Maddin. Stating that Mr. Maddin was under a protected activity when he reported that the brakes on the trailer were frozen and that the decision to fire him was

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