Brian Bailey, a Home Depot employee, was recently fired because of his military obligations. As a result, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit as this violates federal law. Bailey alleges that Home Depot fired him because he sometimes had to leave work for military obligations. If this is true, this is in direct violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.
The prosecution has requested that Bailey be reinstated to his position and receive lost compensation and other benefits. Home Depot has yet to respond; however, this case is very timely as many military personnel come home from the war.