Whistleblower-STAA-Truckers protected from retaliation
Part 1 The Truck Driver Whistleblower Act – STAA
United States Department of Labor- Occupational Safety and Health Administration –
Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) 49 U.S.C. §31105
Part 1 Paul Taylor explains protections for truck drivers from retaliation under STAA (Surface Transportation Assistance Act)
Complaints to Government or Employer
Testimony in a Grievance Proceeding
Refusals to operate/drive or apprehension due to potential for serious injury
Refusals to Drive due to Hazardous Weather
Protections for accurately recording on duty time
Truck Driver attorney Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center has represented truckers for over 34 years. At the RealWomenInTrucking 2018 cruise event, Mr Taylor presents how vital the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, known as the Whistleblower Act, is to truckers.
The STAA protects drivers from retaliation should they make a complaint related to violations of a commercial vehicle safety regulation.
In the video Paul explains how the STAA protects drivers from retaliation, firing, suspension, blacklisting, and more. Drivers are protected, including driving in bad weather, defective trucks, rights while you are broken down, etc..