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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Terminations and Settlements

(Posted October 12, 2003)

Question 317: Is it true that a railroad employer must offer a settlement if it fires an employee? Several of the guys at work say yes; others say "no way." The employee was fired because of an incident that would not have occurred if he'd had more training.

Answer: Your question is beyond the subject area covered by this column.

If you have questions about work rules and railroad personnel policies, you should talk to your local brotherhood officials or to the desiginated management official in the railorad human resources department.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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