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Employment Rights for America’s Returning Veterans

Military Defense Attorney

Mathew Tully, from the Tully Rinckey law firm in New York, says that former members of the military have an advantage in getting hired by the federal government. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) allows veterans to obtain hiring preference in obtaining federal employment, specifically, depending on certain conditions:

  • You may be able to get hired without having to take an exam.
  • You may be able to get hired for certain positions when the vacancy announcement has closed.
  • If you have a 30% or more disability rating from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you can obtain certain positions just simply by applying.

Military veterans also have special employment protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Examples of violatons of USERRA include:

  • You were denied a promotion opportunity when you were away with the military.
  • You were denied training that you now need in order to get promoted.
  • You were denied certain shifts and benefits.
  • You formerly had a windowed office and now you have a cubicle.
  • You were formerly on the fifth floor and now you’re in the basement.

All of these things are violations of USERRA. USERRA not only covers members of the National Guard and reserves, but it covers anybody who’s ever served in the military.


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