DOJ Sues Wal-Mart For Not Rehiring Veteran

Law360, New York (April 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for allegedly failing to give a U.S. Air Force veteran his rightful job back when he returned from a brief stint with the military in 2006.

The complaint, filed Monday on behalf of former U.S. Airman Sean K. Thornton of Deltona, Fla., claims that Wal-Mart violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 by failing to reinstate Thornton to his civilian employment.

Thornton had worked as a cashier at a Wal-Mart...
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