Greg Paul has represented over 100 railroad employees in litigation over the past 20 years in federal courts throughout the United States. In over a dozen of the railroad employment cases, Greg has taken them to verdict before a jury. In these cases, the railroad employees have been unjustly medically disqualified from returning to their jobs, denied medical leave and terminated under false pretenses or in retaliation for filing injury claims or reporting unsafe conditions on the railroad.
The biggest mistake is for a railroad employee to wait until the labor board makes a decision to file a charge of discrimination or retaliation. The time limits, or statute of limitations, to file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for discrimination based upon age, race, disability, gender and other protected classes is 300 days from the adverse employment action. Under some state laws, the time limit or statute of limitations is 180 days- which is the same to file under OSHA's Whistleblower law known as the Federal Railroad Safety Act or FRSA.