Thursday, June 2, 2016

Iraq Veteran Fired by Trump University for Being "Weekend Warrior"

Iraq war veteran claims Trump University fired her for serving in the Army Reserve 
Corrine Sommers dismissed in October 2007
June 02, 2016
"It's a derogatory term (weekend warrior) when it comes from someone else, especially when I'm an Iraqi veteran," she testified.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - An Iraq war veteran claims she was fired by Trump University because she needed two days a month off in order to serve in the Army Reserve.

Corrine Sommers, who worked for Trump University for five months, sued Trump University after she was dismissed in October 2007. She reached a confidential settlement in that case. But she later alleged that she was fired because of her military service in a November 2012 deposition she gave in a federal class action suit that accused the school of fraud. That deposition was unsealed this week.

Sommers alleged that a supervisor at the school "complained when I would have to take days off to do my military service." And she said that as part of a poor performance review she received, "they wrote it was an issue that I was in the military." She needed to serve two days a month while she worked at Trump University, she testified. She said she was fired when returning from a vacation that she had refused to cut short to respond to a call asking her to come into work.
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