WILMINGTON, Del. – An Army reservist is suing the Delaware State Police, claiming he was discriminated against and illegally fired from his job as a trooper because of his military service.
Lieutenant Colonel Keith Janowski, who's currently deployed to Baghdad, is seeking damages that his attorney, Stephen Neuberger, says will total in the millions. Janowski worked for the state police for 16 years and was fired in 2004, before his pension became fully vested.
Janowski alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Kent County Superior Court that he was improperly denied the retraining he needed when he returned to state police after being called to active duty for a year to train soldiers for combat. He also claims that a probationary period was illegally put on hold while he was deployed.