DOJ: Home Depot Settles Over its Firing of Iraq War Veteran
The U.S. Department of Justice said it reached a settlement with Home Depot over allegations it illegally fired Army National Guard soldier Brian Bailey. The Justice Department's complaint accused the retailer of willfully violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when it terminated Bailey, an Iraq War veteran, in 2010 because he took too many absences to fulfill his service obligations. As part of the settlement, Home Depot will pay Bailey $45,000 in monetary relief and make changes to its military leaves of absence policy. Additionally, the company denied all allegations made in the complaint.