Chandra Law Logo

OSHA determines demotion of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport manager was retaliatory

Monday, February 13, 2017

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has informed the City of Cleveland that OSHA has determined that there is "reasonable cause to believe" that Chandra Law's client Abdul Malik-Ali was demoted in retaliation for reporting unsafe conditions on the runways at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The city has 10 days to respond, and was invited to propose settlement. OSHA's finding follows a $735,000 national-record fine that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) imposed upon the city for the very safety violations that Mr. Ali identified. (That fine was later settled for $200,000―with the FAA not permitting the city to disclaim its responsibility in the settlement agreement.)

OSHA's letter can be found here.

Related Practice Areas
Whistleblower actions (False Claims Act)
Tags
air-21air21oshasubodh-chandrawendell-h-ford-aviation-investment-and-reform-act-for-the-21st-centuryair-carrier-safetyretaliationwhistleblowers

Making the right choice in legal representation can make the difference in whether you achieve a result that protects your legal rights and best interests.

Tell Us About Your Case