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Supreme Court agrees to hear first USERRA case

The Peoria Star reports: The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a former Proctor Hospital employee was fired because of his military service and in the process, resolve a long-standing legal issue which has the nation's appellate courts divided.

The high court announced Monday it would hear the case of Vincent Staub, who worked as an angiography technologist at Proctor and who was in the U.S. Army Reserves in 2004 when he was fired from his job of 15 years.

Staub maintained his termination was a result of his immediate supervisor's disliking his obligations to the Army - he was a member of the 801st Combat Support Hospital - and the burden that those duties placed upon the hospital.

Staub said the reasons given for his dismissal, insubordination and not doing his job, were a smokescreen for the real reason; his boss didn't like him being gone for months in 2003 when he was deployed to help soldiers headed to Iraq. You can read the whole story at --> Supreme Court to review Proctor Hospital's firing of Army reservist - Peoria, IL - pjstar.com

The court filings for the case are available on SCOTUSwiki.

This entry was posted by Edward at 11:18 AM, 25 April 2010 | Categories: Military Service

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