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Lowe’s Agrees to Pay Iraq War Veteran $45,000 in Damages After It Fired Him in Violation of USERRA

November 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

  The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently settled a lawsuit against Lowe’s, a major hardware department store chain, citing violations of the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). USERRA mandates employers to rehire employees returning from a military deployment and not to terminate their employment for at least one year. The DOJ determined […]

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First Circuit Affirms $705k Verdict for Massachusetts Veteran

September 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a jury verdict of nearly $705k for veteran Stephen E. Fryer against A.S.A.P. Fire and Safety Corporation for violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), 38 U.S.C.  § 4311 et seq., Massachusetts anti-discrimination law, and Massachusetts wage law. Fryer was employed by […]

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