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Welcome back just imagine that you are one of the thousands of brave servicemen -- service women.
-- in your life on the line for the good of your country but when you get home after serving your time.
Overseas instead of getting a parade you get a pink slipped well it's happening more than you'd think.
Employers illegally discriminated against members of the military but what you may not know is that it's being done by the nation's largest employer.
The federal government.
Retired army brigadier general Michael silverlight is a reservist who commandeered commanded that is to say a brigade in Iraq.
He was fired from his job as a US customs and Border Patrol contractor.
On duty from Iraq good morning to you -- The morning she's so you served a year in Iraq.
You're about to come back you sent -- a letter to the employers of all your men and women saying -- don't forget.
It's against the -- for you not to take them back to their job and that's when you found out.
-- Well I found out that by a employer did not rehire me.
It there was a rather complex situation they.
Decided that they -- wanted to keep the person that they.
Head back filled me with during my one year -- And although there were promises to bring -- on in another capacity.
Which would have met the tenets of -- -- 1994 law.
And they didn't do it.
But that is against the law the federal government will you work for.
And served for you come on -- -- -- my job back federal governments of -- you can't have it.
Yet it it it is against the law but it's more frustrating that federal government does not have an organized way.
Of enforcing those rights it's very complex and convoluted.
System that you go through just to -- get your rights protected in an Einstein you -- upset because the Department of Justice which should be looking out for you.
Didn't even bother picking up the case.
Yeah that that was most disappointing to me.
They won't give a reason either.
That now last year the Department of Justice had 44 cases referred to them by the department -- labor.
As having merited a violation of the law.
And Department of Justice only prosecuted three of those cases.
So 41 of them they just ignore.
Man well I understand things have been settled to a point you wouldn't customs have reached a confidential.
Settlement on that you're still.
In the process of litigating with the contractor -- that you would work for but going forward for the men and women who had served.
Their country overseas and -- coming back.
And if they give back any find out that their employer -- does not have a job for much -- they do.
Well there's a couple of things that the system doesn't work real well.
But they they go through the employer support the guard reserve who tries to work with the company.
But they those folks really have no power.
So they then turn it over to department -- labor who does the investigation.
And if it merits.
Going further they referred to Department of Justice but that's where the breakdown seems to occur.
Now who wouldn't the I'm a member of the reserve officer association.
And we have those servicemen lost center.
We get calls all the time that we we provide that legal advice and guidance to soldiers sailors airmen and Marines.
Well that's really nice -- you do that in the meantime I know that you are looking for work right now so good luck to you address in DC brigadier general Michael itself thank you.
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