Law Firm Agrees to Pay $40K to Lawyer Who Lost Job After Military Stint
Posted Oct 1, 2009 8:04 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
An Indiana law firm accused of refusing to rehire a staff lawyer who served in Iraq has agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve a suit filed by the Justice Department.
The suit claimed the Indianapolis firm Mike Norris & Associates refused to rehire Mathew Jeffries after he returned from service with the National Guard, a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. The Justice Department announced the settlement in a press release.
The agreement (PDF posted by Legal Times) says the law firm does not admit violating the law.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times also reported on the settlement. The blog was unable to reach a law firm representative for comment.