Denton County man sues Prostar Services over National Guard service

Emily Moore Aug. 21, 2015, 12:19pm


A Denton County man is suing his former employer, alleging he was fired after enlisting in the National Guard.

Robert Switzer filed a lawsuit Aug. 13 against Prostar Services Inc. in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas, alleging employment discrimination based on uniformed service

According to the complaint, on Sept. 18, 2013, Switzer began employment at Prostar Services and later enlisted in the Army National Guard. He notified his employer in November 2014 that he had been called for active duty training for a month in 2015, the suit says, and a few days later his employment was terminated, allegedly because he did not notify the vice president of the company of his plans to enlist.

The lawsuit alleges employment discrimination based on uniformed service.

Switzer seeks lost wages and benefits, reinstatement or front pay, attorney fees, expenses and expert witness fees. He is represented by attorney Grace Weatherly of Wood, Thacker & Weatherly in Denton.

Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:14-cv-00547-RAS.

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