Disabled Veterans and Discrimination
As servicemen and servicewomen return home from military engagements, it’s important that Americans recognize their service to our country and understand that the transition to everyday life is not an easy one. This move can be especially difficult for those who return home disabled. Fortunately, recent legislation has made the transition a little easier, as veterans are granted certain rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
If you’ve found yourself the victim of discrimination because of a disability that was the result of your military service, a Dallas employment lawyer of the Ross Law Group can help you seek justice. Contact us at 800-634-8042 today to discuss your legal options.
Rights of Disabled Veterans
The USERRA requires that employers follow certain guidelines when it comes to reemploying veterans. For instance, employers should not discriminate against veterans due to their military status or obligations. Additionally, under the ADA, employers are forbidden from not hiring an applicant solely because of a disability.
Together, the USERRA and ADA allow disabled veterans many other rights, including:
- Rights to physical access of work place
- Right to access employer-sponsored events
- Benefits of affirmative action and advancement in employment positions with federal contractors
After their selfless service in the military, disabled veterans should not be subjected to discrimination and other mistreatment when returning home to work.
The Dallas discrimination attorneys of the Ross Law Group are dedicated to protecting your right to work as a disabled veteran. Contact our offices today at 800-634-8042 to learn how we may be able to help you if you are a victim of workplace discrimination.