FIRM UPDATE: Our offices are open and we are accepting new clients. To protect our community and our legal team in response to the threat of COVID-19, we are offering video and telephone consultations. Please call or email our office to discuss your options.
Menu Contact
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell LawyerRating

Jury awards $485,000 to Guard member after workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination comes in a number of different forms, including harassment and discrimination against members of the United States Military. Service members cannot choose when they will be deployed or for how long they will be gone, and employers must work around this type of commitment.

A lawsuit was recently finalized for a woman who was terminated from her employment due to her membership in the U. S. National Guard. The woman was employed by a civilian employer in addition to her commitment to the U.S. National Guard.

Back in February 2008, the woman told her employer she was preparing to be activated for a deployment to Iraq. Within approximately one month following her statement about her pending deployment the woman was fired from her civilian job. Prior to her termination, the woman says she also suffered harassment and discrimination due to her membership in the U. S. National Guard. The woman claimed both her fellow co-workers and also management participated in the harassment and discrimination.

It was reported that on one occasion the woman was told she would be fired if the employer found out she volunteered for her deployment to Iraq. The woman claims she informed her employer about the harassment and discrimination on three different occasions. In spite of her complaints, her employer did not initiate a formal investigation and failed to make any decisive actions to stop the harassment and discrimination.

The woman filed a lawsuit against her employer in Federal court and won. The Federal jury awarded the woman $485,000 for the harassment and discrimination she endured and for the wrongful termination of her civilian employment.

Source:, "National Guard Sergeant awarded $85K for workplace discrimination," Brandi Kruse, May 1, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Case. Get A Free Consultation Speak With A Compassionate, Devoted Attorney Today. Please Call 816-399-5149.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Holman Schiavone, LLC
4600 Madison Avenue
Suite 810
Kansas City, MO 64112

Toll Free: 888-493-5074
Phone: 816-399-5149
Fax: 816-283-8739
Map & Directions

Review Us
Google Map