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Act Protects Returning Veterans’ Rights

USERRA, a federal law that protects the jobs of members of the uniformed services, has long been considered a dangerous trap for the unwary employer.
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A jury recently awarded nearly $1 million in damages to an Oregon National Guardsman discharged after seeking outside assistance to get his job back, based largely upon the timing of the employer's discharge decision.
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USERRA Protection
The action was brought under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), which was enacted to protect the jobs of reservists, National Guard members and other members of the uniformed services.

The law codifies a series of statutes dating back to WWII, all of which were underpinned by the notion that our returning ...

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