Monday, November 3, 2014

College Denied Promotion to Veteran Over His Service, Justice Dept. Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 3rd, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department has sued a community college in Arizona, asserting that it twice denied a promotion to a campus police officer because of his military service. The department filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court in Arizona, it announced on Friday.
According to the lawsuit, Timothy Stoner, a member of the Arizona National Guard who also served deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, was denied the same promotion twice, to police corporal at Pima Community College, in 2010 and 2013. One of the two college officials who decided not to pick Mr. Stoner for the post showed an antimilitary bias, according to the suit. The college has investigated Mr. Stoner’s case, the lawsuit states, with the investigator finding in his favor and recommending that he be promoted to the position.

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