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For many employees, taking part in the uniformed services takes a lot sacrifices. It also creates insecurity of what life especially the civilian job life will be like. 

However, employers cannot discriminate against employees or applicants based on their military status or obligations. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) guarantees employees who took part in uniform services the right to be reemployed to his former job and receive the same benefits.

Employers cannot discriminate in:

  • Initial employment 

  • Reemployment 

  • Retention  

  • Promotions

  • Cannot retaliate against individual for military obligations 

  • Military benefits

Time limits
If you are a returning employee who has just served in the uniformed services it is important to be aware of the time limits. There are time limits to how an employer can hold the job and how many days you have to report to your previous job. If you are unaware of these time limits please contact an attorney to advise you. 

If you believe that you are being discriminated against at the workplace, contact the attorneys of Lepera + Associates, PC. They can help you bring a claim against the discriminating party and help you stand up for your rights.

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