Watson Chevrolet Terminates Military Serviceman Three Days Before Mandatory Drill.


Military Serviceman Employee Files Lawsuit Against Watson Chevrolet For Discrimination

Brandon, a current Private First Class in the United States Air Marine Corps, explained to Watson Chevrolet his responsibilities as a military serviceman. He could have monthly obligations, possible deployments, and drills. Before he was hired, Brandon told the owner of Watson Chevrolet that he had a drill scheduled in March. Knowing this, Watson Chevrolet hired Brandon as a lot attendant to wash and prepare vehicles for lot, showroom, and customers.

Two months later, as the scheduled drill approached, a fellow lot attendant allegedly complained to Brandon, “It’s not fair that you get to take off work for drill and I have to work.” Brandon understood his responsibilities and kept working, ignoring this comment. But then, three days before the upcoming drill, while Brandon scrubbed some vehicles, his general manager requested that Brandon wash the owner’s car. Seeing that Brandon was busy, the general manager then asked the other lot attendant to wash the owner’s car.

Brandon claims that the general manager pointed to the car’s seat and said, “You see them two white spots on the seat? Yeah, go clock out, you’re fired.”A few hours later, the general manager took Brandon over to look at the owner’s car. Brandon claims that the general manager pointed to the car’s seat and said, “You see them two white spots on the seat? Yeah, go clock out, you’re fired.” This abrupt termination for nothing but two white spots on a car seat crosses the line to ridiculous. Clearly, to Brandon, the motivation for his termination had more to do with his obligatory military responsibilities.

No employee should face employment discrimination like Brandon faced for serving the United States of America. This is illegal. KM&A advocates for employee rights and brings employers to justice for illegal employment action.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 2:17-cv-01037-DSC

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For more information about this case, contact Attorney Martell Harris at 412-626-5585 or at mh@lawkm.com or Attorney Danielle Parks at 412-626-5569 or dp@lawkm.com.

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