Truman Sued In Federal Court 04 Oct 11

The US Justice Department is suing the City of Truman for not giving a police officer his full-time job back after he served overseas in the military. The lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of Navy reservist Michael Schutz, It alleges Truman violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by making Schutz a part-time officer after he returned from Kuwait and retaliating against him after he filed a federal claim to get his full-time position. The alleged retaliation involved placing Schutz on administrative leave for about three weeks and moving to fire him. City officials on Monday said that Truman shifted Schutz to part-time for budgetary reasons and for no other reason.