Protect Your Employment Rights during Military Service

You should be able to serve our country in the armed forces without worrying about holding on to your job back home.

As a member of the military, you have special rights under employment law—something many service members don’t realize—that protect your position when you’re on active duty.

You don’t have to quit and try to find a new job when you get back.

Your employer is required under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to return you to an equivalent job.

If your employer violates this law, you could make a legal claim to get your job back, collect lost wages or get a cash settlement.

The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you protect your career and your future.

We’re proud to help people from Ohio who give to their country through service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and the National Guard.

Our law firm’s purpose is living up to the words “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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Signs of Military Discrimination in the Workplace

Under the USERRA law, employers cannot do any of these things:

  • Refuse to employ you because of past, present or future military service
  • Fail to reinstate you to an equivalent job when you return from duty
  • Demote you after you return to your civilian job
  • Give you a pay cut after you return
  • Deny you a promotion because of military leave time you have taken or will take
  • Fail to provide reasonable training or retraining when you return to your job
  • Deny you any other employment benefits because of your military status
  • Take adverse action against you because of injuries or disabilities you acquired during service

The law requires you to give notice, when possible, that you will be taking leave from your job for military service.

But the obligation is on your employer to respect your service and preserve your job.

Companies don’t always want to honor the law. It’s inconvenient for them to leave positions unfilled or return you to a position after a reorganization while you were gone.

But you made a sacrifice to serve. Their duty is to be responsible citizens by supporting our military service members.

You can find out more about how the law applies to your situation by getting our lawyers to evaluate your case FOR FREE.

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A military veteran with a prosthetic leg and duffle bag waits by a roadside. The Ohio military discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal know the signs that an employer isn’t treating you right.

The Ohio military discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal know the signs that an employer isn’t treating you right.

How Do I Make a Military Discrimination Claim Under USERRA?

The most important part of making a claim of workplace discrimination based on your military service is proving that your service was the reason your employer took a negative action against you.

You can take your case to the US Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). You can also file a lawsuit in federal court.

An experienced workplace discrimination lawyer knows what kind of evidence you need and how to evaluate your best legal options.

The attorneys at HNB proudly work for individual workers, service members and military veterans—not for big companies and government agencies.

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your job security, career opportunities and livelihood because you make sacrifices to serve your country.

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A military veteran with a prosthetic leg sits at a desk with a laptop. The Ohio military discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can guide you through the process of protecting your employment rights.

The Ohio military discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can guide you through the process of protecting your employment rights.