Military Retaliation/Discrimination

What Are Your Job Rights as a Person Who Serves in the Military?

People who serve in the Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard are protected from discrimination and retaliation by a federal law called the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). This generally means that public and private employers must

  • give you time off to serve
  • re-employ you with accrued seniority when your term of service is over
  • provide other employment benefits and protections, including protection from termination except for cause for specified periods of time

It is illegal for an employer to

  • not honor your rights
  • treat you negatively because of past, present or future military service or
  • retaliate against you for taking action to enforce the USERRA.

Veteran’s Preference Rights

Veterans who work or seek to work for state employers also have a right to a veteran’s preference in hiring and promotion as well as specific protections from termination. These protections may also include spouses of deceased or certain disabled veterans.

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Contact a Minnesota Military and Veterans’ Rights Attorney

If you think your employer is violating the law with respect to treatment of military persons, the attorneys at Halunen Law can help you understand and enforce your USERRA and Veterans’ rights. Contact Us at 612-605-4098 or toll free at 866-523-8533.