Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Brainard v. Pratt & Whitney (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Violation)

On July 7, 2005, Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies, reached a settlement “for potential violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301- 4333, et. seq…John Brainard worked at Pratt & Whitney’s Jet Propulsion site in Palm Beach County, Florida, under an outsource labor contract between Pratt & Whitney and EDF Company. On April 24, 2002, Brainard, a Major with the United States Army Reserve, was called to active military service. For the next six months, Brainard was stationed primarily overseas in Kuwait. He was released from active duty in October and returned home. Upon his return to work on October 21, 2002, Brainard was informed that his job had been eliminated. No comparable position was offered to him…the companies denied violating the provisions of the Act, but agreed to settle Brainard’s claims. The companies will pay Brainard $30,000.”

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United Technologies Corporation Unknown
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 9/8/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database