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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

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USERRA_federal_employee 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 workforce after returning from military orders. Under USERRA, if you leave your civilian job to serve in the military you may be entitled to return to the same job providing you meet the USERRA eligibility requirements, or to the position you would have held, but for the absence related to miliary service. 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 when:

  • 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, however, there are some exceptions that may extend this time period)
  • you timely applied for reemployment with your civilian employer upon returning.

Your employer is required to reinstate you to a position of the same status, seniority, and pay that you would have gotten if you had not served in the military, this may include promotional positions pursuant to the escalator principle.

Under USERRA, employers are also required to help employees returning from military service to become qualified to hold the jobs they would otherwise have held if they had not left to serve our Country. 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.

In it is best to Contact a Washington DC Federal Employment Lawyer at the firm if you think you may have a legal claim under USERRA in a timely manner to preserve your rights under the statute.


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