Military members sacrifice a great deal to serve our nation. One thing you should not have to sacrifice, however, is your ability to make a living after your military service has ended.
You have important employment rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Veterans' Reemployment Rights statute (VRR). These federal laws protect veterans serving in all branches of the U.S. military — including those called to active duty from the National Guard or reserves.
Know Your Rights
USERRA is geared toward protecting military reservists who must leave their civilian employment for active duty. Those who qualify for its protections enjoy several key rights. For example:
- You have the right to return to your civilian employment after being absent for military duty for up to five years.
- You have the right to retain the same escalating seniority, salary, status and benefits as if you had never left.
- If your prior position is no longer available, you have the right to an alternative position with the equivalent pay and status that you would have received.
- You have the right to reasonable employment accommodations for any disabilities that you have upon your return.
Where To Turn For Help When Your Rights Have Been Violated
Not all employers honor these rights. If you believe your rights under USERRA have been violated — or if you are facing employment discrimination because of your military service — turn to Perkins & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, for a professional evaluation.
Based in Sacramento, California, our attorneys share a passion for protecting the employment rights of veterans. We have successfully brought employment claims against some of the nation's most powerful employers. This record demonstrates the high level of care and determination we will bring to your case.
To speak with a lawyer about your situation, please call 916-520-1417. You can also send us an email to get in touch.