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Category Archives: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

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New Bill Introduced In The Senate To Give Vets Right To Punitive Damages

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We just commented two days ago (blog of May 22nd) that Wisconsin just passed a law which eliminated compensatory and punitive damages to plaintiffs who prove employment discrimination, and noted that veterans groups contend that it is veterans who “are the big losers” under the new law. Their claim is that veterans face similar limits… Continue Reading

EEOC Fact Sheet For Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities

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For veterans with service related disabilities who seek new employment or to return to their previous employment, and for employers who want to know what laws apply to such applicants or employees, such as USERRA and the ADA, we highly recommend that you visit and read the very helpful EEOC online fact sheet which is written in a… Continue Reading

There is No Such Thing as a Hostile Work Environment Claim Under USERRA — For Now Anyway

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The United States Supreme Court has declined to review the Fifth Circuit decision Carder v. Continental Airlines, Inc. that decided, as a matter of first impression, that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA") does not create a hostile work environment cause of action.   For now, that means that employers in the Fifth Circuit… Continue Reading