Southern Co. Faces ERA Retaliation Complaint

Law360, New York (November 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An employee of a nuclear plant in Alabama who alleges that he was harassed after raising safety concerns is seeking a minimum of a million dollars in damages from Electricity provider Southern Co. and subsidiary Southern Nuclear Co. in a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Labor.

The complaint was lodged on behalf of Michael J. Smith, who remains employed at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant in Dothan, Ala., which is operated by Southern Nuclear.

Smith says that he was labeled a “danger to...
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