Washington Army & Air National Guard USERRA Cases
These cases involve Washington Army and Air National Guard servicemembers, USERRA, and the Washington Law Against Discrimination.
The first case, Chris Cooper v. Prince Telecom, involves a Washington Army National Guard enlisted Soldier who asked his employer whether he could apply for a promotion but was told, via text message, that “with all your guard stuff and last min training you won’t be able to do it.” A copy of the complaint and embedded text message is available here. This case resolved.
The second case, Megan Rutan v. American Insure-All, involves a Washington Army National Guard officer who was fired six days after informing her boss that she was returning from military duty and demanding that her boss cease the military related workplace harassment she was experiencing. A copy of the complaint is available here. This case resolved.
The third case, Kevin Wolff v. David Evans & Associates, involves a Washington Air National Guard officer who was denied re-employment upon his return from a thirty-day military leave period. A copy of the complaint is available here. Mr. Wolff’s case resolved.
The fourth case, Marcus Kimm v. Aerotek, Inc. et. al. involves a Washington Air National Guard non-commissioned officer who was denied initial employment after informing his prospective employer, and that employer’s recruiting agency, of an upcoming military deployment. A copy of the complaint is available here.
The fifth case, J. Mitch Hall, et. al. v. L-3 Communications Corp., et al., is a proposed class action lawsuit that involves L-3’s failure to hire members of the reserve components of the Armed Services into pilot positions and L-3’s failure to follow USERRA’s re-employment requirements as it relates to other L-3 employees who are members of the military reserves. A copy of the Third Amended Complaint is available here.
The sixth case, Daniel Espinoza v. City of Seattle, et. al., involves a career City of Seattle police officer who alleges that the City failed to promote him due to his obligations with the United States Marine Corps Reserves. A copy of Mr. Espinoza’s complaint is available here.
The seventh case, Travis Hillman v. Hayden Homes, LLC, involves a Washington Army National Guard Sergeant who was denied a $35,000.00 employer home purchase benefit immediately after he informed his employer that he was going on long-term military leave. A copy of Mr. Hillman’s lawsuit is available here.
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