Tag Archives: USERRA

Chicago Facing Suit For Military Discrimination

A Chicago firefighter, with the support of the US Department of Justice, has filed suit claiming the city’s refusal to accommodate his request to make-up a promotional exam when he returned from a military deployment violates the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

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Fort Lauderdale BC Loses Military Discrimination Suit

A lawsuit filed by a Florida battalion chief claiming he was passed over for promotion to division chief due to his military service, has been dismissed. Battalion Chief John H. Ramirez filed the suit in January accusing Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue of violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

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Texas Firefighter-Soldier Claims City Fired Him Over Wage Claim

A Texas firefighter who was terminated after complaining about the way his fire department was calculating his hours and compensation while on Army reserve duty has filed suit alleging retaliation under both the USERRA and the FLSA. Bradley R. Casey was a captain with the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department.

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Denver Firefighter Claims ADA Violation For PTSD

A Denver firefighter has filed suit claiming the department’s handling of his post-traumatic stress disorder violated the Americans With Disabilities Act, and that the reaction of his officers to his military reserve commitment violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

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Pittsfield Military Discrimination Suit Settled

The Department of Justice has settled a lawsuit over military discrimination with the Pittsfield, Massachusette, Fire Department. The suit alleged that Pittsfield firefighter Jeffrey Rawson was passed over for promotion to lieutenant because of his military service obligations.  Rawson passed a ...

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