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Plane truth: JetBlue’s lesson in ‘safety retaliation’

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Make clear to your supervisors that it’s unlawful to punish employees because they raise complaints about customer or worker safety. Last month, OSHA ordered JetBlue to reinstate a flight attendant who was fired for exiting a plane before it took off to raise a potential safety concern. JetBlue also paid $143,000 in back pay and damages for firing the whistleblower.

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