Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Black Lung Benefits Act
Program Area: 
Labor Relations/Whistleblower
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
29 CFR Part 18
Filed By: 
Private Party/Individual
Brief Description of Case Type: 
Complaints by coal miners suffering from pneumoconiosis alleging discrimination. Remedies may include an order requiring the person committing such violation to take such appropriate affirmative action, including, but not limited to, the rehiring or reinstatement of the miner to his former position with back pay, and attorney fees and related costs.
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Attorney Fees/Costs
Award of Benefits
Employment - Relief from Adverse Action
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