OSHA Orders Clean Emissions Co. Pay $1.9M For Firing CFO

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered a California emission control systems distributor to pay $1.9 million to its former chief financial officer, who was allegedly fired for raising concerns about the potentially illegal consequences of a proposed merger.

The agency said on Sept. 30 that it found a complaint filed by the former CFO of Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. alleging violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower provisions had merit and ordered the fine to account for lost wages and compensatory damages.

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