While our military service members are among the boldest, bravest members of our society, oftentimes, upon returning, they find themselves subjected to discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, this occurrence is far more common than many of us would like to think, and if you are someone who believes you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace related to your military service, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Georgia employment rights attorney today to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How does the USERRA protect military members from discrimination in the workplace?
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, which is also commonly referred to as the USERRA, affords military members certain rights when it comes to protection against discrimination in the workplace. Those rights are as follows:
- Military members who leave their civilian jobs to perform military service are entitled to reemployment once they return from overseas or otherwise.
- Military members are not to be discriminated against in the workplace due to their service to the United States military.
- Military members have a right to health insurance coverage, as well as their dependents, for no more than 24 months after leaving their civilian job to perform military duties.
- Military members have a right to enforce the laws set out by the USERRA by the Veterans Employment and Training Service under the U.S. Department of Labor.
Do I have certain rights as a veteran with a disability?
Veterans with disabilities should understand that they are, in fact, awarded certain rights under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, you should also understand that the standards for a disability are rather stringent. That being said, if you are a military veteran who believes that your rights in the workplace have been infringed upon, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced Georgia employment law attorney today. Our firm has helped countless veterans over the years, and we are ready to do everything in our power to help you as well.
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