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  • Guardsman was wrongly fired for Iraq tour: jury

    The Associated Press
    Posted : Wednesday May 2, 2012 9:18:04 EDT



    SEATTLE A federal jury in Seattle has awarded $485,000 in damages to a Washington National Guard sergeant who said she was fired because of her military service.

    Seattlepi.com reports the jury found Catholic Community Services violated state and federal law in discriminating against Grace Campbell. The jury said the charity wrongly fired Campbell after learning she would deploy to Iraq in 2008.

    Catholic Community Services said in a statement Tuesday that her termination was not related to her deployments. The agency said she was fired because she violated agency and client confidentiality policies.

    Campbell worked for Catholic Community Services for a decade. She served with the National Guard's 81st Brigade for 23 years before retiring in 2011.

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    Re: Guardsman was wrongly fired for Iraq tour: jury

    Originally posted by o13starsnstripes View Post
    The Associated Press
    Posted : Wednesday May 2, 2012 9:18:04 EDT



    SEATTLE — A federal jury in Seattle has awarded $485,000 in damages to a Washington National Guard sergeant who said she was fired because of her military service.

    Seattlepi.com reports the jury found Catholic Community Services violated state and federal law in discriminating against Grace Campbell. The jury said the charity wrongly fired Campbell after learning she would deploy to Iraq in 2008.

    Catholic Community Services said in a statement Tuesday that her termination was not related to her deployments. The agency said she was fired because she violated agency and client confidentiality policies.

    Campbell worked for Catholic Community Services for a decade. She served with the National Guard's 81st Brigade for 23 years before retiring in 2011.
    Unfortunately, no one wins in these scenarios.

    Many employers are less likely to hire her and National Guard members in the future.

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    • #3
      Re: Guardsman was wrongly fired for Iraq tour: jury

      Why wouldn't they hire her? We're not deploying anytime soon

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        Re: Guardsman was wrongly fired for Iraq tour: jury

        Originally posted by Polo08816 View Post
        Unfortunately, no one wins in these scenarios.
        Especially in this one where it was a charity that is in question. I guess people donating to that charity are just sending the disgruntled sgt a pay check.

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        • #5
          Re: Guardsman was wrongly fired for Iraq tour: jury

          Well I have to ask what would all of you have done?

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          • #6
            Re: Guardsman was wrongly fired for Iraq tour: jury

            Originally posted by o13starsnstripes View Post
            Well I have to ask what would all of you have done?
            I would have done the same and ended up half a mil richer.

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