Former Assistant Principal Wins Military Discrimination Lawsuit Against School System

A former assistant high school principal will be rehired after the U.S. Justice Department says he was wrongfully let go because he was in the Army reserves.

Warren County Schools has agreed to a settlement where Sergeant First Class Dwayne Coffer will also get back pay and lost retirement benefits.

Coffer was an assistant principal at Warren County High School, but his contract wasn't renewed in 2008 because staff members had complained about accommodating his military service during the school year, according to the feds.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against service members when it comes to their employment.

Coffer will be given a two year contract as a lead teacher/site supervisor at the salary he would have received had he remained continuously employed by Warren County.

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