Editor: G. Thomas Harper
A higher standard for reemploying those serving in the military
From: Florida Employment Law Letter | 02/01/2013
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) replaced previous federal laws that protected individuals serving in the military from employment discrimination. The Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of military service and requires employers to promptly reemploy individuals who engage in noncareer military service. In several decisions in the past two years, the federal appeals court over Florida has reviewed USERRA claims by employees and clarified the rights and responsibilities of those serving in the military. The cases highlight that those serving in the military have stronger and additional rights to reinstatement than other protected classes in Florida. Read More...