You are here

News and Announcements

News and Announcements

Defense Contractor Accused of Slighting Reservists in Hiring

Oct 31, 2018 / Media Coverage /
In October of 2014, Nathan Kay applied for a job as a pilot at L3 Technologies, a Pentagon contractor that helps conduct surveillance and reconnaissance missions around the world. Mr. Kay had spent more than 10 years in the Washington Air National Guard, and had flown similar missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. A friend at L3, then known as L-3 Communications, indicated that a chief pilot was interested in his résumé. But when months went by without even a rejection — and after consulting with his friend — Mr. Kay concluded that L3 was discriminating against him because he was an active guard...
Read more

Military Reservist and Defense Contractor L3 Technologies Seek Court Approval of USERRA Class Action Settlement

Oct 31, 2018 / Press Release /
Proposed Class Action Settlement Provides Compensation to Reservists for Claims They Were Denied Pilot Positions by L3 and Revises Corporate Practices to Benefit Reservist Applicants and Employees Contact: Peter Romer-Friedman , (718) 938-6132 or (202) 847-4402, prf@outtengolden.com . October 30, 2018--Today, Nathan Kay, a former military reservist, sought preliminary approval of a settlement in a class action lawsuit in which Mr. Kay alleged that L3’s intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance (ISR) operations in L3 Technologies and Vertex Aerospace LLC (formerly a part of L3...
Read more

Southwest Inks $19M Deal To End Pilots' Military Leave Suit

Sep 17, 2018 / Media Coverage /
Southwest Airlines Co. has agreed to make nearly $6 million in retirement payments and provide sick leave potentially worth north of $13 million to end a California federal suit alleging it denied benefits for brief spurts of military service to a proposed class of as many as 2,000 pilots. The deal, described in a motion for settlement approval and conditional class certification filed Thursday, will end allegations Southwest violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by not letting pilots accrue sick leave while on short-term military leave, or STML, and by not...
Read more

Gowdy, Benghazi panel settled wrongful firing suit with $150,000 in public funds

Dec 1, 2017 / Media Coverage /
As chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) used $150,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle with a former aide who alleged he was fired in part because he was not willing to focus his investigative work on Hillary Clinton. The Post confirmed the confidential settlement reached between Gowdy and the Benghazi panel and Bradley Podliska after it appeared in a list of settlements released Friday by the congressional Office of Compliance. Gowdy is now the chairman of the House Oversight Committee. In a list provided to the House Committee on Administration, the OOC...
Read more

Job protections under fire for military reservists

Oct 12, 2017 / Media Coverage
Kevin Ziober’s last day at the office started with a sheet cake. A red and blue American flag was iced on the top with tiny, sugary stars, and the inscription read, "Best Wishes Kevin." He remembers co-workers stood up to give him a round of applause, and his office was decorated with camouflage netting. "I was humbled by the outpouring of support," Ziober said of the early 2013 surprise party. As a Navy Reserve Lieutenant, he was headed to Afghanistan for a year-long deployment. Ziober would have to be gone from his civilian job at BLB Resources, a federal contractor in Irvine that manages...
Read more

FedEx employee terminated for using discount to sell on eBay loses USERRA termination challenge but can seek higher pension benefits

May 26, 2017 / Media Coverage /
Kenneth Savage was terminated by FedEx about a month after a military leave and after complaining about the calculation of his pension benefits due to his military service. That proximity was not enough to establish a discrimination or retaliation claim under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Savage’s case was remanded because FedEx may have miscalculated his pension benefits by failing to account for potential overtime hours he might have worked during periods of military service. Background Kenneth Savage was employed by FedEx for eleven years as an...
Read more

Lawmakers Ask Justices to Take Up Veterans' Workplace Rights

May 24, 2017 / Media Coverage
Nineteen lawmakers are testing their luck at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to take up a case on whether military reservists’ unfair dismissal claims can be forced into arbitration by their civilian bosses. Because the case involves veterans’ rights, the legislators say they are hopeful the Supreme Court of John Roberts will temper its usual affinity for agreements waiving employees’ right to sue. "The tragic irony could not be more dramatic," said Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal, the senator spearheading a friend-of-the-court brief filed Wednesday by six senators and a 13...
Read more

Outten & Golden LLP: Veterans File Nationwide Pension Class Action Against FedEx

Complaint Alleges Violations of Pension Rights of Thousands of Employees Who Served in the Armed Forces Two mechanics employed by Federal Express Corp. (FedEx) filed a nationwide class action lawsuit alleging that the international logistics and transportation company violated the pension rights of thousands of its employees who took military leave to serve in the National Guard and Reserves, according to Outten & Golden LLP and the Law Office of Joe Napiltonia. The lawsuit comes just days after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that the formula FedEx applied to make...
Read more

Outten & Golden LLP: Veterans File Nationwide Pension Class Action Against FedEx

May 15, 2017 / Media Coverage /
Complaint Alleges Violations of Pension Rights of Thousands of Employees Who Served in the Armed Forces Two mechanics employed by Federal Express Corp. (FedEx) filed a nationwide class action lawsuit alleging that the international logistics and transportation company violated the pension rights of thousands of its employees who took military leave to serve in the National Guard and Reserves, according to Outten & Golden LLP and the Law Office of Joe Napiltonia. The lawsuit comes just days after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that the formula FedEx applied to make...
Read more

Military Members Slap FedEx With Pension Class Action

May 12, 2017 / Media Coverage /
Two U.S. military veterans filed a class action in Tennessee federal court Friday alleging that FedEx underestimates the pension obligations it owes workers for their periods of military service, days after a Sixth Circuit panel found that the company's formula violated federal law in an individual suit. The shipping giant violates the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by basing its 401(k) match during service on the amount a worker would have made without considering overtime, under-contributing to the accounts of workers who regularly work more than 40 hours a week,...
Read more

Pages

Contact Us

If this lawsuit affects you, contact us for a consultation.