A quick online search confirmed what I suspected. CSX, like the vast majority of publicly held corporations, has a comprehensive integrity program, designed for situations such as this one.
See http://investors.csx.com/phoenix.zhtml? ... govconduct
and http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_fil ... eb2008.pdf
Among the many relevant statements the CSX Code of Ethics for employees:
To be the safest, most progressive North American railroad, relentless in the pursuit of customer and employee excellence.Use of Personal or Business Information—Use business or personal information related to CSX, customers, suppliers, and employees according to Company policy. Safeguard this information from improper disclosure or unauthorized access or use.
Safety Is a Way of Life
• Live safely for your family.
• Take time to be safe.
• Look out for each other.
• Safety affects customers
Keep Assets Secure—Safeguard CSX and customer assets, including equipment, supplies, tools, information, and other property from misuse, waste, theft, or damage.
Promptly raise concerns or report suspected violations of this Code of Ethics to a supervisor or the CSX Ethics Information Hotline."
and specifically describes the the employee hotline mechanizm CSX has established to deal with ethics and safety issues where the employee may be uncomfortable dealing directly with superiors or where no action is taken after an employee expresses concerns to supervisors:
"The CSX Ethics Information Hotline (1-800-737-1663)
CSX maintains a toll-free Ethics Information Hotline, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers may report suspected misconduct, raise concerns about ethics and compliance matters, or ask questions without fear of retaliation. CSX prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, raises a concern or reports suspected misconduct. Callers may remain anonymous, if they wish, but should provide detailed facts about their concerns so that CSX can properly investigate the issue. Calls to the Hotline are answered by an outside company not affiliated with CSX to ensure objectivity and confidentiality. Callers receive a unique report number, which allows them to check the status of their report or provide additional information. Details of all calls are forwarded to the Internal Audit & Compliance Department for
appropriate handling. Reports to the Hotline are investigated promptly and corrective action is taken, if necessary. The Audit Committee of the CSX Board of Directors is notified of any reports concerning material financial and accounting issues."
The above is available to any CSX employee who may be concerned about this alleged situation.