commented that while in the short-term perspective, airBaltic launching new routes from Tallinn would seem to be contrary to their long-term goal to multiply the number of air passengers via Riga, in the long-term perspective, there is already an example from Lithuania where the extra aggressive policy towards the competition, implemented by the Latvian airline, ended up in paralyzing Lithuania's local flight connections to the rest of the world for several months.
After Parra's March 2012 firing, EWEB hired a human resources consultant to investigate the cause, Robertson said.
The consultant interviewed four lead workers who directed Parra, Parra's supervisor, the manager of the section and the division director - plus nine others in the water division, who worked with Parra, Robertson said.
Parra's employment was not in any way based on his race, ethnic background or any similar factor," Robertson said.
But Lafky said EWEB never gave Parra a chance to succeed in his job as utility installer trainee.
Parra was never warned of any job performance problems until the last minute, at the very end of his probationary period, Lafky said.
Before Parra was fired, he and Henry Luvert, the departing president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, met with Gray, according to the lawsuit.
Parra was not treated as well as he should have been and EWEB would take a hard look at the case," Lafky said.
Parra and his wife, Rachel Parra, vice president of the NAACP, have a history of challenging employers on racial grounds.
on behalf of Gabriel Parra and two others, claiming that the phone company subjected Parra to discriminatory discipline and termination.
In 2008, however, Qwest - denying any violation of the law - settled permanently with Parra, the others and the EEOC for an undisclosed sum.
Also, in 2005, Rachel Parra brought a separate lawsuit seeking $7.3 million against her employer, the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County, for discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.