Hello, my name is David Scher, and I am an attorney with The Employment Law Group law firm. Today I want to talk about the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, what we’ll call USERRA. The purpose of USERRA is to protect our armed forces, and of course today, many members of our military, both active military and National Guard, are being sent overseas to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries to protect and serve on behalf of the nation. USERRA is designed to protect those members of our military, armed forces, and National Guard who are also employees working at companies.
Regardless of the status of your employment, if you are also an active member of the military or National Guard and you are sent to active duty for any reason whatsoever, at any time whatsoever, on any notice whatsoever, you are protected. You are entitled to go to that service and come back and have your job waiting for you, regardless of the impact on your employer. On top of that, if you need to take leave, military leave of any kind and you notify your employer and your employer has any problem whatsoever, retaliates against.
You for doing so, you are also protected. It is against the law. It is important that our military members and National Guard are protected and have the right to their job when they come back. It is important to their careers and it is important for the safety of our nation. If you are a member of the armed services or National Guard, and you feel there might be a violation of USERRA contact an attorney or check us out at employmentlawgroup for further information. Thank you and have a great day!.
David Scher of The Employment Law Group Discusses Veterans USERRA Rights in the Workplace