Workplace discrimination can appear in many forms, even against those men and women who have served our country. It is not uncommon for servicemen and servicewomen to be discriminated against when it comes to hiring or maintaining employment. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) provides protection from discrimination against members of the services.
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The USERRA provides protection to individuals who:
The USERRA states that a person who is involved in the armed forces shall not be denied the following based on membership, application for membership, or past services:
There are certain conditions that must be met in order for a worker to be protected under this Act. The USERRA states that an employee taking leave under the Act to perform military service is entitled to be re-employed (with reinstatement of benefits), providing that:
Under the USERRA, if you are re-employed after a leave of absence of more than 30 days, you are protected from being terminated (without cause) for a period of time-based on your length of service. For example, you are protected from being fired following your reinstatement for one year, if you served for one year or more. If you have been terminated within this time period, your employer must prove that there was a legitimate reason for this action.
If you are facing unfair treatment at work because of your military status, please contact the successful employment attorneys at The Cochran Firm, serving clients across the country.
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