A former airline pilot and U.S. Army veteran has sued Denver-based Frontier Airlines, accusing it of violating his rights as a member of the Reserves to return to work after a deployment.
Edward Quick sued Frontier and its head of labor relations, Michele Zeier, in U.S. District Court in Denver earlier this week, claiming the airline didn’t comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act after he returned from serving as a pilot in the U.S. Army in Iraq, Afghanistan and Colombia.
Quick started flying for Frontier in 2004 as a first officer, the suit claims. He was then activated by the U.S. Army in 2007 and served until 2014, according to the suit.
Quick claims that Frontier then refused to hire him back and delayed his employment for months by repeatedly asking for documentation.
A Frontier spokesman said the airline doesn’t comment on personnel matters.
Thomas Jarrard, a Spokane, Washington, lawyer who filed the suit, declined to make Quick available for comment.
Quick also filed a lawsuit against Frontier in 2008, claiming he was discriminated against when not granted a seniority status. That cased was dismissed by a judge.