Goodyear Settles Veteran’s Job Lawsuit

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle claims that its Lawton plant failed to promptly rehire an Army Reserve officer after he returned from active duty in 2007. The Uniformed Service Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 requires employers to re-employ returning service members in the position they would have held had their employment not been interrupted by military service. Goodyear will pay David J. Ellis for back wages and other damages. The U.S. Justice Department sued Goodyear on Mr. Ellis’ behalf, alleging the company had violated the law.

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