Mine Act http://wfpl.org en Judge Rules Eastern Kentucky Coal Company Illegally Fired Whistleblower http://wfpl.org/post/judge-rules-eastern-kentucky-coal-company-illegally-fired-whistleblower <p>An Eastern Kentucky coal miner can return to work after a judge ruled he was unfairly fired from his job. <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/97582098" target="_blank">The decision </a>affirms the rights of coal miners to report unsafe working conditions without fear of retribution.</p><p>Charles Scott Howard was injured while working at a mine operated by Cumberland River Coal Company in Eastern Kentucky. The complaint alleges that even after he was cleared by doctors to return to work, the coal company took extreme steps to keep him from working.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:23:31 +0000 Erica Peterson 705 at http://wfpl.org