USERRA: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act) was enacted by Congress to protect military veterans. The purpose of USERRA is to:
- Encourage non-career military service by eliminating or minimizing the disadvantages to civilian careers
- Minimize the disruption of servicemembers and their employers by providing for the prompt reemployment of servicemembers
- Prohibit discrimination against servicemembers.
USERRA provisions are interpreted in favor of military service members as its purpose is to protect such members.
USERRA - PROTECTIONS
USERRA protects against discrimination, retaliation, and provides the right of reemployment after the completion of military service. USERRA's protection against discrimination and retaliation is separate and distinct from the right to reemployment under USERRA. It is possible that denying reemployment to a returning servicemember could, depending on the facts, give rise to claims of discrimination and retaliation also. Nonetheless, the right to reemployment is separate and distinct from the right against discrimination and retaliation under USERRA. USERRA entitles a returning servicemember to reemployment rights and benefits provided by USERRA if the person meets reemployment-eligibility criteria enumerated under the statute. No showing of discriminatory or retaliatory intent is necessary to establish a violation of the right to reemployment.
USERRA protects those who selflessly give much to our community. Having had served in the military, the employment attorneys at LaBar Adams know firsthand the difficulties that arise to those that hear the calling. We are proud of our service and take personal pleasure helping our fellow servicemen and servicewoman with their employment issues.
Experienced Orlando USERRA Attorneys
If you have suffered from discrimination because of your military service, please contact an Orlando USERRA Attorney at LaBar Adams for a consultation. Our employment attorneys have helped hundreds of clients in the past and will be honored to help you too. Call us to discuss your case as soon as possible. We are available at 1-866-680-4LAW. You may also fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our highly experienced employment law attorneys will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.