When brave individuals join the military, they often leave their jobs behind. Surprisingly, when those who serve return to civilian life, they can find it incredibly difficult to find and keep jobs. Unfortunately, more often than not, this is the result of military discrimination.
While military discrimination is a disturbingly common occurrence, it is important to know that veterans are protected under certain federal laws, including the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination in the workplace due to your military service, read on and contact an experienced employment law attorney today.
What is USERRA and How Does it Protect Military Members from Discrimination in the Workplace?
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, 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 up to 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.
What do I do if I am Facing Discrimination in the Workplace?
Veterans with disabilities have certain rights that have been awarded under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you believe your rights are being violated, you should reach out to an experienced employment law attorney right away.
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