BNSF Buyout Release
Post date: Mar 2, 2016 3:06:42 AM
I have been asked by several members to explain just what rights members are giving up when they sign the attached release. I had our attorney examine this document and it is our opinion that this will preclude these members from further progressing any and all time claims or discipline claims. In addition, the document may have an impact on claims brought under a law such as FELA, ADA or EEOC. I cannot say how this could affect such claims, however, if the member believes they may have a claim under such a law, they should seek the advice of an attorney who specializes in that law.
I am also advised that BNSF requires this form in order to proceed with the buyout payment.
BLET ATSF/BNSF, GWR, PNR, TXPF
817-426-9003 (Ext. 101) Office