Joining the military is an honorable way to serve your country. Unfortunately, there are instances in which employers may discriminate against you because of it.
Discrimination occurs when an employer treats you differently because you belong to a protected class. Protected classes include lack of hiring, demotion, firing, harassment, unequal pay and different task assignments. In situations such as these, there are legal remedies that you are able to pursue.
The Friedmann Firm utilizes strategic practices and extends protections to veterans who have suffered discrimination. Our law firm ensures guaranteed equal rights for military veterans who may have been treated unfairly. Every employee deserves favorable treatment, equal benefits and privileges.
To qualify for a job you must meet the requirements of:
If you meet all of these criteria and have still been denied a job based on your military service, contact The Friedmann Firm.
The basic protections of USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act), the federal laws prohibiting discrimination against members of the military, ensure that those who serve or have served in the military (Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard) are: 1) not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service; 2) are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty; 3) are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present or future military service.
Common types of discrimination a member of the military could face are the following: denial of initial employment application, denial of reemployment, termination, demotion, denial of a promotion or any other employee benefit because of membership, application for membership, performance of service or obligation of service in the military.
Some notable discriminatory practices related to members of the military can occur during the hiring process, during the promotions process and receiving/not receiving prime assignments when those assignments are made. If you feel you are being discriminated against because of your military status, you can take your concenrs to HR and/or report them to your military ombudsman. If you do not notice any active improvement and your complaints are not being taken seriously, then it is time to reach out to a military discrimination attorney.
If you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, call The Friedmann Firm to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable and experienced Ohio EEOC attorneys today. Our consultations are always free and confidential. Don’t make a mistake you’ll regret, let us represent you through the entire process. If you are starting a new job, changing jobs, or if you find yourself in situation where you suspect discrimination, our attorneys will be there with you through every step of the process. We will ensure that you are treated fairly in the workplace. We offer free consultations. Call The Friedmann Firm at 440-703-8550 today to speak to one of our legal professionals.
If you believe you have been discriminated against based on your military status, please contact one of our Cleveland discrimination attorneys, who would be happy to speak with you. We believe strongly in the rights of our veterans! Thank you for your service.