Uniform Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act
Protect Your Rights with Dishman Military Advocates
The Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) ensures that employed individuals who leave their jobs to join the military receive fair treatment. If you believe that your rights under USERRA were violated, or fear that they may be disregarded by your employer, Dishman Military Advocates can be your voice of justice.
Our lead attorney has personally served in the military and possesses extensive legal experience. He is passionate about fighting for the rights of servicemembers, always striving for the best possible resolution to the case at hand. Clients around the world turn to military criminal defense lawyer Brent Dishman for aggressive representation in their time of need.
What rights do I have under USERRA?
The provisions of USERRA apply to three different areas for military servicemembers – reemployment rights, nondiscrimination rights, and health insurance rights. Both those who voluntarily and involuntarily leave their current job are protected under USERRA.
Servicemembers are entitled to reemployment if they:
- Supply their employer with advance written or verbal notice of their service
- Have five years or less of cumulative service in the military while under one employer
- Return to work or apply for reemployment in a timely manner after service
- Have not been dishonorably discharged from service
Additionally, servicemembers cannot be discriminated against by:
- Denial of initial employment
- Denial of reemployment
- Denial of a promotion
- Denial of any employment benefits
Of further importance is a servicemember's right to health insurance. USERRA gives you the right to maintain your employer-based health coverage for up to 24 months if you leave your job to join the military. Should you choose to forego this benefit, you do have the right to be reinstated in your previous health plan when you are reemployed.
Put a Military Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side
Choosing to serve in the U.S. military is an honorable commitment and one that should be respected as such by all employers. While USERRA seeks to protect your right to respect within the workplace, many employers choose to disregard this federal act. Our firm wants to take action on your behalf if this mistreatment occurs.
The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin taking a stand for what you deserve. Put a former military member in your corner – contact Attorney Brent Dishman today.