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Court dismisses vet’s suit against Duluth employer

A federal magistrate judge in Duluth has ruled that Gold Cross Ambulance did not discriminate against a Superior combat Marine who claimed he was demoted and harassed when he returned to work as a paramedic after four years of military service.

Chad L. Lisdahl filed a lawsuit against Mayo Medical Transport, doing business as Gold Cross Ambulance, and supervisor David B. Johnson in U.S. District Court in 2007. Lisdahl claimed that Gold Cross violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act. He said he was treated as a trainee and worked under “intolerable and discriminatory working conditions meted out by Gold Cross Ambulance and Johnson.” Gold Cross denied the claims.

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