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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.

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