The Law at Work: Pilot-employee returning from service entitled to bigger bonus from Federal Express

The Ninth Circuit Court recently upheld the ruling of a San Diego federal district judge who found that Federal Express paid one of its pilot-employees a bonus $10,300 less because he had served three and half years of Air Force duty. The underpayment of a bonus it is reasonably certain the airman would have received had he continued to work for the company instead of serving his country during those years violated his rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

The ruling matters to San Diego employers because of the large number of military reservists subject to redeployment while holding jobs in the civilian workforce here.

Click here to learn more about this ruling in Dan Eaton’s The Law at Work column in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

December 19th, 2017  |  Categories: