AIR 21 Whistleblower Protections for Employees of Air Carriers and Their Contractors/Subcontractors
Air Carrier Whistleblower Employees (AIR21) 49 U.S. C. A?42121(AIR21) 49 U.S. C. A?42121 is a federal law that provides retaliation protections for employees of commercial air carriers and their contractors or subcontractors, who report alleged violations of federal laws related to aviation safety. AIR21 provides that no air carrier or contractor or subcontractor of an air carrier may discharge an employee or otherwise discriminate against an employee with respect to compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because he or she provided (or caused to be provided) information to the Federal Government or to his or her employer, relating to violations of any order, regulation, or standard of the Federal Aviation Administration or any other provision of Federal Law relating to air carrier safety.
Remedies for Air Carrier WhistleblowersThe legislation provides for significant remedies including damages for lost wages (back and front pay), compensatory damages for emotional distress and loss of reputation, and attorney fees, expert witness fees, and court costs, as well as reinstatement (where feasible).
Southern California WhistleblowersIn Southern California, there are many commercial air carriers and their contractors and subcontrators (eg, Boeing), whose employees would be covered by these provisions. Please feel free to call us if you believe you have been retaliated against for whistleblowing about matters related to air carrier safety. REMEMBER: The Statute of Limitations on this claim is only 90 days from the date of the alleged discrimination. Contact THE RUBIN LAW CORPORATION to inquire about your whistleblower case-- [email protected] or 310 385 0777.