Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
Program Area: 
Labor Relations/Whistleblower
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
29 C.F.R. Part 2700 Subpart E
Filed By: 
Private Party/Individual
Federal Agency
Brief Description of Case Type: 
Discrimination Proceedings: Proceedings relating to a miner’s allegation that he/she has suffered adverse employment action as a result of engaging in an activity protected under the Mine Act, such as making a safety complaint. Discrimination complaints may be filed either by the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (DOL/MSHA), following an investigation of a miner's discrimination allegation, or if the Secretary declines to file a complaint, by the miner. Complaints filed by the Secretary shall seek civil penalties for the alleged violation of section 105(c) of the Act, 30 U.S.C. 815(c).
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Attorney Fees/Costs
Employment - Relief from Adverse Action
Monetary Award
Reinstatement/Restoration of Existing Right or Privilege
Relief Available in Actions Filed by Agency: 
Civil (Monetary) Penalty
Finding of Violation/Non-Compliance
Fine for Program Violation/Non-Compliance
Other Agency Enforcement Action (General)
Verified by Agency: