Anthony v. Basic American Foods, Inc. United States District Court, N.D. California. 1984 600 F.Supp. 352117 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 3099

Michael John Tonsing

Case Conclusion Date:November 15, 1984

Practice Area:Employment / Labor

Outcome:Prevailed

Description:This groundbreaking case upheld the right of a reservist to get their job back after serving their country, even when their active duty was voluntary. In a later unrelated case, the Supreme Court, Justice Souter, agreed with our result and held that the statute providing re-employment rights to reservists called to active duty did not limit the length of military service after which the reservist retained the right to civilian reemployment. However, Justice Souter's opinion rejected the reasoning in the Northern District case I had done several years before.

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