So let me get this right, a man goes to war, the deployment is extended, and somehow you missed that? Have you people even picked up a newspaper in the last few years? Pay no heed to the fact that he has been with your company for “15 years and is a group leader.” But how do you over look the fact that he is away and is in a war zone? Delta Faucet Co. saw fit to send a letter of firing to an Indiana National Guardsman! A Guardsman, that is serving in Iraq none the less! His wife was angered to say the least. After intervention, the company retracted the termination. Well DUH! Under federal law, anyone that is called to active duty, is allowed to return to that job within 90 days after the active duty ends.
A company has retracted the termination letter sent to an Indiana National Guardsman serving in Iraq and apologized to his family.
Misty Veerkamp opened the letter from the human resources manager at Greensburg’s Delta Faucet Co. plant last week saying her husband, David Veerkamp, was being fired because he had not returned to work from a yearlong leave of absence.
He remains deployed to Iraq, however, since being called to active duty in June 2006 _ and Misty Veerkamp said she was shocked by the letter.
Is it too much to ask for people to actually support those that they claim to? They claim that their policy is to welcome back the men and women serving in the armed forces. So where did you think he was? A safari? One would think that with him being a team leader, someone knew he went to war. Get the act together, and pay attention to what is going on. I do thank you for seeing the folly of your ways, even if you had no choice in the matter. You may not have meant any anxiety for the family and the service member, but it was there. You will take him back now, and I suggest you give that man a raise. A promotion even!
“We did not mean to cause any additional anxiety for the family of those serving in the military,” the statement said. “Our policy has been, and will continue to be, to welcome back the men and women of Delta serving in the armed forces.”
Cross Posted from The Katrinacrat Blog