Your military service should earn you a place of respect in the workplace.
But what if they fire you because of the time you spent—or will spend—on active duty?
Your employer is required under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, USERRA, to hold an equivalent job for you while you’re away serving in the armed forces.
If they fire you because this is inconvenient for them, that’s wrongful termination.
Even if they never inform you they’re letting you go but fail to hold a job for you, that’s a termination for all practical purposes.
You can stand up for your rights and win reinstatement to your job or a monetary settlement to correct this injustice and move on with your life.
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 National Guard.
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Your dismissal from your job could be due to discrimination against military service members. Under the USERRA law, employers cannot do any of these things:
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 do their part to support our military service members by preserving your job.
The key to proving your military service discrimination wrongful termination claim is showing that your firing was, in fact, because of your service.
This is when you need an experienced employment law attorney. The attorneys at HNB know what evidence to gather so your claim has the best chance for success.
You can find out more about the kinds of damages your employer may owe you by getting our lawyers to evaluate your case for free.Get My Free Case Review
The Ohio military service discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can identify when your job loss broke the rules.