USERRA Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale
Protecting Veterans’ Rights When They Come Home
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) protects employees from workplace discrimination based on their military service. It’s unlawful for an employer to fire, fail to hire, or deny you any workplace benefits because of your duties – current or former – in the United States military.
At The Amlong Firm, we stand with veterans who seek to assert their rights and hold employers accountable for violating them at work. If you were unfairly treated by your boss as a veteran, a USERRA attorney in Fort Lauderdale from our firm can work to help you achieve fair and just compensation for illegal employment actions.
Although many cases can settle out of court, The Amlong Firm approaches each client’s case as if it will come to litigation. You can rest assured that we will be well prepared to take your case to trial should your opposition fail to resolve your dispute on favorable terms.
What Kinds of Discrimination Does USERRA Protect?
This legislation ensures that certain workplace discrimination safeguards applicable to protected classes are extended to those with a military service record. Your employer cannot make employment decisions involving hiring, firing, benefits distribution, or other such matters based on your relationship with the U.S. military.
You are additionally protected from employer retaliation for exercising any rights protected by USERRA. If you must leave your job to serve as an active-duty member of the military, your employer must protect your job and offer an equivalent position or one with increased seniority if you meet certain eligibility criteria.
If your employer has discriminated against your because of your military service, hold them accountable by reaching out to the USERRA attorneys in Fort Lauderdale at The Amlong Firm.
Contact us online to arrange a consultation where we can discuss your claim and provide you with options for how you can proceed.