Veteran Protection Laws

Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)

Prohibits discrimination of individuals who serve or have served in the uniformed services and ensures that those who serve their country can retain their civilian employment and benefit. It further requires employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability of a disabled veteran.

Section 402, Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 (as amended)
Requires affirmative action be taken to employ and advance qualified veterans and disabled veterans and prohibits employment discrimination based on veteran or disabled veteran status in federally assisted programs.