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Returning Veteran Sues Former Employer

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jan 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, you knew that something like this was going to happen.  According to a story in the San Franciso Chronicle, Lt. Col. Debra Muhl lost her job with Sutter Health two days after she notified her supervisor that her unit was deploying to Iraq.  Now she's back — and fighting back.  Muhl has sued Sutter Health under the USERRA.

Sutter's explanation?  "Internal economics" and unfortunate timing.  Perhaps.  But my guess is that this case will be settled quickly — it's hard to believe that Sutter would want to take on this battle even if they have a colorable defense, which sounds questionable based upon the few facts reported.

We will let you know when we hear more.

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...


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