United Keeps Fighting Workers' Paid Military Leave Suit

By Alyssa Aquino (April 22, 2019, 5:57 PM EDT) -- Private sector employers are not obligated to provide paid military leave, United Airlines and its parent company United Continental Holdings argued in their second move to toss proposed class claims over its military leave policy.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act mandates that public employers pay for workers' short-term military leave, but the law is deliberately quiet on the issue of private employers, the airline argued. United is looking again to toss a pilot's amended complaint claiming he was unfairly refused compensation for his short-term military leaves.

The dismissal move, filed Friday, comes three weeks after Eric White, a United...

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