Sedalia company fined, ordered to reinstate technician
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Sedalia-based transportation company was fined and ordered to reinstate an employee who was fired after he reported a work-related injury.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the action Wednesday against RCL Wiring LP, which operates as Idaho & Sedalia Transportation Company.
The agency determined the employee was harassed and disciplined after he reported an injury in February 2014. OSHA said in a news released the company fired the employee in June 2014, claiming he made harassing and threatening statements.
The company must pay the employee $332,469, remove disciplinary information from his personnel record and provide information about whistleblower rights to its employees. Before his firing, the employee had never been disciplined.
A phone call to the company seeking comment was not returned.