2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VIII - Miscellaneous
Chapter 805 - Safe Containers for International Cargo
Sec. 80507 - Employee protection

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 80507 (2016)
Section Name §80507. Employee protection
Section Text

(a) Prohibition.—A person may not discharge or discriminate against an employee because the employee has reported the existence of an unsafe container or a violation of this chapter or a regulation prescribed under this chapter.

(b) Complaints.—An employee alleging to have been discharged or discriminated against in violation of subsection (a) may file a complaint with the Secretary of Labor. The complaint must be filed within 60 days after the violation.

(c) Enforcement.—The Secretary of Labor may investigate the complaint. If the Secretary of Labor finds there has been a violation, the Secretary of Labor may bring a civil action in an appropriate district court of the United States. The court has jurisdiction to restrain violations of subsection (a) and order appropriate relief, including reinstatement of the employee to the employee's former position with back pay.

(d) Notice to Complainant.—Within 30 days after receiving a complaint under this section, the Secretary of Labor shall notify the complainant of the intended action on the complaint.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §11, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1697.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
80507 46 App.:1506. Pub. L. 95–208, §7, Dec. 13, 1977, 91 Stat. 1479.

In subsection (a), the words "in any manner" and "to the Secretary or his agents" are omitted as unnecessary. The words "or a regulation prescribed under this chapter" are added for consistency.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle VIII - Miscellaneous
CHAPTER 805 - SAFE CONTAINERS FOR INTERNATIONAL CARGO
Sec. 80507 - Employee protection
Contains section 80507
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 91 Stat. 1479
120 Stat. 1697
Public Law References Public Law 95-208, Public Law 109-304
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