Military Discrimination Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia
When an individual serves in the United States military and chooses to move on and pursue a different career in the future, they should not have to worry about being discriminated against because of their service to the country. Certain federal laws such as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act aim to protect current and prior service members as they pursue civilian jobs. If you believe that your rights have been violated by a civilian employer, it is important to take your legal options into consideration, as you may have a case. Attorney Ben Barrett of Ben Barrett Law has over 30 years of experience proudly representing service members across the state of Georgia. For quality legal representation when it matters most, contact Ben Barrett Law today to discuss your situation.
Protections Under USERRA
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) exists to help veterans understand their rights and benefits as an employee. Employers are required to inform veteran employees that they are entitled to rights under USERRA. Some of the rights that veterans are entitled to under this law include the following:
- Reemployment rights if you need to leave your civilian job to perform military service
- Right to be free from discrimination and retaliation if you are a former or current member of the uniformed services, are obligated to serve, or have applied to become a member of the uniformed services
- Health insurance protection for up to 24 months for yourself and any dependents if you are required to leave your civilian job to perform military service
- Enforcement of USERRA by the Veterans Employment and Training Service under the U.S. Department of Labor
Veterans and the ADA
Veterans with disabilities are protected under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Many individuals who have served in the military have become disabled during the course of their service. It is important to be aware that the ADA and the United States Department of Defense have different standards of what is considered a disability. If you are a veteran who has been discriminated against in the workplace because of a disability, you may be able to file a claim. Of course, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced employment law attorney.
Contact Us For A Consultation
Contact Ben Barrett Law
If you are a veteran or an active duty uniformed service member with a civilian job, it is important that you are aware of your legal rights. If you are employed by a civilian employer and believe that your rights as a current or former service member under the ADA or USERRA have been violated, you should be sure to take your legal options into consideration. Attorney Ben Barrett has over 30 years of experience proudly representing service members in their employment claims when they are facing discrimination or other employment rights violations. For quality legal representation when you need it most, contact Ben Barrett Law today to schedule a consultation.