Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 1982
• Part Title: Procedures For The Handling Of Retaliation Complaints Under The National Transit Systems Security Act And The Federal Railroad Safety Act
• Subpart: C
• Subpart Title: Miscellaneous Provisions
• Standard Number: 1982.114
• Title: District Court jurisdiction of retaliation complaints.
• GPO Source: e-CFR


1982.114(a)

If there is no final order of the Secretary, 210 days have passed since the filing of the complaint, and there is no showing that there has been delay due to the bad faith of the complainant, the complainant may bring an action at law or equity for de novo review in the appropriate district court of the United States, which will have jurisdiction over such an action without regard to the amount in controversy. At the request of either party, the action shall be tried by the court with a jury.

1982.114(b)

A proceeding under paragraph (a) of this section shall be governed by the same legal burdens of proof specified in § 1982.109. An employee prevailing in a proceeding under paragraph (a) shall be entitled to all relief necessary to make the employee whole, including, where appropriate: Reinstatement with the same seniority status that the employee would have had, but for the retaliation; any back pay with interest; and payment of compensatory damages, including compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the retaliation, including litigation costs, expert witness fees, and reasonable attorney fees. The court may also order punitive damages