Retired Soldier Applies for Two Positions and Despite Qualifications Is Rejected from Selection Process.


Employee Files Lawsuit against ULine for Disability Discrimination

Robert faithfully served in the United States army, fighting in the Iraq War and then continuing his service through recruitment and as a station commander. In 2015, he retired from the army due to his condition of post-traumatic stress disorder. His PTSD showed up as memory issues and severe panic attacks.

The Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that he was 100% disabled for their own records but that he was able to perform non-military work. His paperwork showed that he had been discharged from the army for a medical condition.

When Robert applied for a position as a recruiter with ULine, he provided his certificate of discharge as required. Robert knew he was qualified for the position because he had ten years of experience in successful recruitment. Very quickly after applying, he received an email response that informed him that he had not been chosen to continue in the selection process.

A few days later, Robert applied for an open warehouse position at Uline that he was also qualified for. Once again, he had to submit his certificate of discharge. Robert shared that he received a quick email response that removed him from the selection process once again.

Robert emailed the Human Resources department to ask why he hadn’t been selected to continue in the application process when he was clearly qualified for both positions. According to Robert, he received an email that replied that ULine “does not disclose its recruiting methods.” Based on this information, Robert believes that ULine discriminated against him due to his disability.

As a client of KM&A, Robert seeks his rights under the law. KM&A represents employees like Robert who have dealt with discrimination and illegal hiring practices, challenging employers who fail to uphold the law.


Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 5:18-cv-03767-JFL

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