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

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.