Reservists

Retired Drug Enforcement Administration agent Mark Coast says the agency discriminated against him and other agents because they served in the military.
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Federal law protects the civilian jobs of National Guard and Reserve troops when they deploy. But federal employees allege the government itself doesn't always follow the law.

Kevin Ziober says he was illegally fired because he served in Afghanistan. His employer is forcing him to take his complaint to binding arbitration, rather than to court.