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VWA-0017 - In the Matter of Timothy E. Barton

This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Timothy E. Barton under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. From June to September 1994, Barton was employed as a Quality Assurance/Safety Manager by R.E. Schweitzer Construction Company (RESCC), which was awarded a contract by the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation (FERMCO) to perform construction work on the Vitrification Pilot Plant at the DOE’s Fernald site. Barton alleges that RESCC retaliated against him by terminating his employment for taking certain actions and making health and safety disclosures.