Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
DC Federal Employment Law Attorney
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
is a federal law which prohibits employment discrimination due to military
service and protects reemployment rights to those who have returned to
the private sector after concluding military service. Under this law,
if you leave a civilian job to serve in the military you may be entitled
to return to the same job providing you meet the USERRA eligibility requirements.
If you have a legal matter pertaining to your rights under USERRA, it
is important that you consult with a
DC federal employment lawyer at the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your situation. An experienced
attorney at the firm can review your case and advise you on your rights
and options and help you move forward with appropriate legal action.
USERRA protects those who have served in the armed forces, Army or Air
National Guard, commissioned corps of the Public Health Services, and
other service categories designated by the President. As a returning service
member, you are eligible for reemployment under the following guidelines:
you held a job with a civilian employer, you gave advance notice of your
impending military service to your employer before leaving, your service
was not longer than 5 years (in most cases), you received an honorable
discharge, and you applied for reemployment with your civilian employer
upon returning. You will then be eligible for the same status, seniority,
and pay that you would have gotten if you had not served in the military.
Under USERRA, employers are also required to help disabled employees returning
from military service to become qualified to hold the jobs they would
otherwise have held if they had not left.
A Washington DC federal employment law attorney at the firm can provide
skilled and aggressive legal assistance in any claim made against an employer
under USERRA. If you prevail in your claim, you may recover wages, benefits,
and litigation costs.
Contact a Washington DC Federal Employment Lawyer
at the firm if you have a legal claim under USERRA today.