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Army reservist alleges employer discriminated against him

Aug. 21, 2013 - 10:47AM   |  
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SANTA ANA, CALIF. — An attorney with the County Counsel in Orange County is suing his own office, claiming he was denied promotions because he is an Army reservist.

The Orange County Register says Robert Ervais contends he faced discrimination because of the time he had to serve away from his job as a probate attorney.

Ervais sued last year in federal court, and county supervisors reviewed the case Tuesday.

Ervais contends that in the past decade, 15 people have been promoted over him and that he was told he should give up the Army Reserve if he wanted a better chance.

Workplace discrimination against military service members is barred by federal law.

The county has denied discrimination and said Ervais wouldn’t have been promoted anyway — though it hasn’t said why not.

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