Vehicle Mechanic at Local Power Plant Recovers $225,000 for Military Discrimination, Retaliation, and Wage Loss
In this case, the client had been a member of the United States Army and Army National Guard for over 25 years and recently retired with an honorable discharge. In addition to his military obligations, the client also had a private sector job as a mechanic for a local power plant. Over the course of his employment with the company, the client suffered discrimination based on his military status in the form of wage loss, including annual bonuses and pay raises and overtime hours that were not given to him. The client also endured direct discriminatory comments from his employer such as, “you are always gone for duty” and, “your military documents are fake.” The employer even went as far as calling the client’s military unit and questioning the authenticity of his orders. After formally complaining to human resources about the discrimination and wage loss, the client’s pay was reduced, which was direct retaliation for his complaint. All of the adverse actions taken against the client were illegal and retaliatory. If you are an active member, reservist or veteran of the United States Military who has experienced similar treatment, you may be protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), entitling you to economic and liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees. Call employment attorney Robert S. Norell for a free case evaluation.