MAYVILLE – A lawsuit against the city of Jamestown for failing to provide a member of the police department with vacation pay and leave benefits while he was on military deployment is being argued this week in Chautauqua County Court.
According to the Post-Journal, Detective Timothy Wright is suing the city and the police department for allegedly violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
According to the article, Wright is claiming that the JPD prorated his vacation and leave time, basing his entitlements on the number of days he worked the year of his deployment. Since he was absent, he received little to no vacation time. The detective is also claiming he was unjustly denied assignment opportunities and promotions because of his military absences.
The case is being argued in front of a six person jury. A verdict is expected to come as early as this afternoon.