Law.com reports that the rights of returning verterans are being actively protected. Employers should note their obligations under laws designed to protect veterans' rights. Break the law and your adversary may not be a private law firm but the United States Department of Justice.
Unfortunately, you knew that something like this was going to happen. According to a story in the San Franciso Chronicle, Lt. Col. Debra Muhl lost her job with Sutter Health two days after she notified her supervisor that her unit was deploying to Iraq. Now she's back --- and fighting back. Muhl has sued Sutter Health under [...]
The US Department of Justice has posted a site that provides help in protecting the civilian employment rights of returning members of the military. The site is http://servicemembers.gov. Among the information provided: FAQ's, claim filing procedures, and the text of the applicable stautes.
Effective January 18, 2006 the U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations governing the right to employment and reemployment of returning veterans. The regulations are lengthy but are clarified by a section of frequently asked questions. Some highlights: Returning vets must be reemployed in an appropriate position, usually within two weeks. They must be returned [...]