Nyman Turkish Pc Managing Partner, Jason Turkish, Reaches Landmark Settlement With The Department Of Homeland Security And U.S. Customs And Border Protection On Behalf Of Disabled Veteran, Anthony Gazvoda
On June 11, 2018, Nyman Turkish client, Anthony Gazvoda, entered into a settlement with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Sgt. Gazvoda filed suit after he was the victim of discrimination based on his status as a disabled combat veteran. Sgt. Gazvoda began experiencing symptoms of PTSD after being awarded a job as a Border Patrol Agent in Laredo, TX. Physicians and psychiatrist with the Department of Veterans Affairs agreed that Sgt. Gazvoda’s PTSD was being exacerbated by his placement in Laredo, and recommended a transfer back to his home state of Michigan.
Initially, Managing Partner, Jason Turkish, was able to obtain a conditional preliminary injunction preventing DHS and CBP from terminating Sgt. Gazvoda. After multiple years of litigation, the parties reached an agreement that included a substantial damages award to Sgt. Gazvoda.
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