Military discrimination occurs much more than you might think in the workplace. Veterans have protection under federal law including the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To learn more about military discrimination, continue reading. If you believe that you are a victim of discrimination due to your service to the United States military, do not hesitate to contact our Atlanta employment law attorney. We will help you to take action to hold those who have discriminated against you accountable. Our legal team will fight for your rights as a veteran in the workplace. Here are some questions you may have about your rights and how you can take legal action if you are being discriminated against:
What is the USERRA?
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act affords military members certain rights regarding protection against discrimination in the workplace. The rights that are afforded by the USERRA are as follows:
- Military members cannot be discriminated against in the workplace due to their service to the United States military.
- 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.
- Military members who leave their civilian jobs to perform military service are entitled to reemployment once when returning from overseas or otherwise.
- 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.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act also affords veterans with disabilities certain rights.
What can I do if I am facing military discrimination in the workplace?
If you believe that you have been discriminated against as a military member in the workplace, you must reach out to our experienced Atlanta employment rights attorney to learn how you can take action. Our legal team at Ben Barret Law will advocate for you and hold those accountable for their actions.
To discover more about our firm and how we will fight for your rights as an employee in Georgia, do not hesitate to contact our team to schedule our initial consultation. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
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