Naming Convention Proposal
References to the AIR21 statute should be changed from the “Whistleblower Law” to the Safety Advocate Law.
Statute of Limitations Proposal
Extend the statute of limitations to file an AIR21 complaint to 300 days.
OSHA Process ProposalOSHA should be required to determine within a maximum of two months only the following three facts: 1) Did the employee report safety concerns to management, 2) did the employee suffer an adverse action, and 3) was there temporal proximity from the report to the adverse action. If those points are satisfied, then OSHA rules on behalf of the employee. The airline can then appeal to address those facts and causation.
Protected Activity ProposalAnything an employee reports in good faith to improve safety of airline operations will be deemed “protected activity” under the AIR21 statute in alignment with SMS.
Naming All Involved ProposalEnable complainants to name specific individuals in the AIR 21 complaint in addition to the organization.
Damages ProposalIf found in violation of the AIR21 statute, the Administrative Law Judge has the authority to fine the airline any amount the ALJ deems appropriate for the situation and apply punitive and compensatory damages.
Legal Fees ProposalThe employee will receive all attorney fees and all associated legal expenses.
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