A New York City medical center reached a settlement agreement in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former pharmacist who alleged the center terminated him because of his military service.
A little over a month after returning to the hospital after a tour of duty, the employer terminated the lieutenant colonel, informing him that they were eliminating his position to save money. However, the plaintiff asserts in the lawsuit that the employer gave raises to two employees who took on some of his duties, and paid overtime to others to complete his other duties. The plaintiff also alleged the employer hired new employees in the pharmacy department and even advertised for his position prior to his termination.
As part of the settlement, the employer will pay the plaintiff $195,000 for lost wages and other damages, as well as provide additional training to managers and human resource personnel on the rights of service members. Anna Quinn "Brooklyn Hospital To Pay $200K In Employment Discrimination Case" patch.com (May 04, 2021).