(AP) — The Justice Department sued Home Depot on Thursday, alleging that the Atlanta-based home-improvement retailer broke the law by firing an Iraq war veteran and National Guard reservist from a northern Arizona store.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Arizona, alleges that Brian Bailey was fired from his job as a department supervisor at a Flagstaff Home Depot in May 2010 for his periodic absences from work because of his military obligations.

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