EMPLOYEE TERMINATED FOR ENGAGING IN OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT DURING WORK HOURS
An Amtrak signal maintainer based in Chicago, Illinois, was terminated from employment on December 3, 2020, following his administrative hearing. Our investigation found that the former employee violated company policy by leaving during his work shifts to drive for a rideshare company. We also found that he routinely sat in his car during his work shifts for extended periods of time. During his interview, he admitted to leaving during his work shift to drive for the rideshare company, including when he was scheduled and paid to work overtime.