United Airlines Workers Say Short Military Leave Deserves Pay
Law360 (January 7, 2019, 7:33 PM EST) -- United Airlines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. were hit with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court Monday alleging that they flouted a federal anti-discrimination law by not paying regular wages to workers who took short-term military leave or crediting that time toward a profit-sharing program.
Because the companies paid regular wages and salaries to employees who took similar types of leave, such as jury duty or sick leave, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act requires them to do the same for those who take short-term military leave, Eric White, the lead plaintiff, said in his complaint....
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