Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Military USERRA Rights

Lou Michels at Suits in the Workplace analyzes a USERRA case. An excerpt:

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (known by the cumbersome acronym USERRA, pronounced "you-sarah") is a relatively recent statute that has not been the subject of widespread litigation in the courts until the events following September 11, 2001. Now the Fourth Circuit has
provided some very clear guidance on how the rights established by this law apply.

The case involved a plaintiff who worked for Booz Allen and was also a petty officer in the Naval Reserve. Following a 5-month active duty tour, the plaintiff alleged she was discriminated against and then discharged as a result of her military status and in retaliation for raising a claim of discrimination because of that status. She lost on all counts at summary judgment and appealed.

Read the rest of the article here.

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