Despite their loyalty and service to the citizens of the U.S., some military and service members are met with hostility, discrimination, and mistreatment in the workplace. Military members may also struggle with maintaining employment when they are deployed for military leave.
If you have returned from work after uniformed duty and have been demoted, lost benefits, or have suffered from discrimination in the workplace, you may have a claim. Our employment lawyers will investigate your case, pursue all relevant claims and remedies, and help you protect your rights against a private employer in the state of Minnesota.
What is military member employment discrimination?
Service members have broad employment rights under federal law, especially related to retaliation and discrimination. Current or former members of the armed services who are applying for jobs or who have taken leave from jobs to participate in the armed services are protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”). That means that you can file a claim and pursue all remedies in the event of discrimination.
USERRA may apply to your case if:
- You are returning work after uniformed service leave and have been demoted or lost benefits
- You have suffered discrimination or retaliation related to your leave or status as a member of the armed services
USERRA broadly protects the rights and privileges of military members. Unfortunately, many service members are unware of their rights when returning to work following extended tours in the armed services.
What if I have suffered discrimination or retaliation?
Can my employer terminate me upon returning from duty?
Under USERRA, how do I protect my job if I am going on military leave?
Can my employer stop paying health insurance?
Contact Our Minnesota Employment Lawyers
Wanta Thome PLC is currently investigating cases of retaliation and discrimination against service members, as well as other violations of USERRA. If you believe your service member employment rights have been violated our attorneys want to hear from you. Contact us for a free initial consultation.