Protect Your Job Security
The railroad cannot discipline or discharge you for making a legitimate personal injury claim through a lawyer or for bringing a lawsuit in court on a personal injury claim.
The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) states:
"Any contract, rule, regulation, or device whatsoever, the purpose, intent or effect of which shall be to prevent employees of any common carrier from furnishing voluntarily information to a person in interest as to the facts incident to the injury or death of any employee, shall be void, and whoever, by threat, intimidation, order, rule, contract, regulations, or device whatsoever, shall attempt to prevent any person from furnishing voluntarily such information to a person in interest, or whoever discharges or otherwise disciplines or attempts to discipline any employee for furnishing voluntarily such information to a person in interest, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment for each offense: provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to void any contract, rule, or regulation, with respect to any information contained in the files of the carrier, or other privileged or confidential reports".
"Persons in interest" includes your personal FELA lawyer who is representing you for your on-the-job injury.