Rail Safety: I am being forced to work in unsafe conditions

You have the statutory right to refuse to work when confronted by a hazardous condition if-

  • your refusal is made in good faith and no reasonable alternative to refusal to work is available
  • the hazardous condition presents an imminent danger of death or serious injury
  • you have told your supervision of your concern and your intention not to perform the work unless the condition is corrected immediately

Your railroad cannot discharge or in any way discriminate against you for refusing to work because of such a hazardous condition.

We handled the landmark case under this law. Call our railroad law firm at 800-576-0515 if you have any questions or concern about being forced to work under hazardous conditions.