Military Status Protection Covers The Employment Rights Of Veterans And Reservists

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Military status protection covers the employment rights of military veterans and reservists. The two most important laws that protect the rights of veterans and reservists are the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act (VERA) of 1974 and the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994 (Mathis, Jackson, Valentine, & Meglich, 2017). In this paper we are going to focus on the most recent law that effect employers the USERRA. Part One The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 is a Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed service members and their civilian employers. USERRA prohibits employers from making unfavorable action which would deny initial employment, re-employment, advancements, or benefits against individuals from the uniformed services on account of their military service. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and current members of the uniformed services and applicants to the uniformed Services (EGSR, n.d.). USERRA is a Federal law intended to ensure that upon their return from service, individuals who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, National Guard, or other uniformed Services will be free from discrimination in their place of employment as well as be able to retain their prior employment and benefits. Typically to qualify for reemployment, the total length of the present and past nonattendances from the position with that business must

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