Military members and veterans have comprehensive employment protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA). If you are currently a part of or are considering enlisting in any branch of the military and you want to maintain your job security upon your return, you are protected under USERRA. If you are having issues regaining employment upon your arrival back into civilian life, an attorney can help you gain employment at the same company or a comparable job.
The New York workers’ rights attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP have been working for the people of New York City for years. With a combined experience of over 100 years, we have helped a variety of employees navigate issues with companies and employers. We are proud to advocate for workers’ rights, especially the rights of U.S. service members. If you have returned from service and your previous or prospective employer is not honoring the protections extended to service members by USERRA, then our legal team can discuss your options and advocate for your rights. Our skilled legal team understands how important it is for these rules to be honored, especially for those who have sacrificed so much. Call us today at (212) 779-0057 or contact us online if you are interested in learning about the ways that you or a loved one is protected by USERRA.
Do I Need a Right to Return Lawyer?
After returning home from serving in the military, it can be jarring to suddenly find yourself the subject of employment discrimination. When you are already overwhelmed and need to secure a job, the prospect of hiring a lawyer can seem like an added burden. This is a misconception. Many people who hire a lawyer to help enforce their rights under USERRA are able to secure a job far more quickly than they would without an attorney’s assistance.
From our work with veterans, we understand that serving in the military often equips people with strong leadership skills. Veterans complete their service with a strong dedication to teamwork, discipline, and duty. These qualities only improve their ability to succeed as civilian workers when they return home, and when employers don’t recognize this, an attorney can step in and fight for you.
Why Hire Hach & Rose, LLP to Handle my Case?
At Hach & Rose, LLP workers’ rights attorneys believe that through sacrificing time and risking their lives for the good of our country, those who serve in the military should have bright future career prospects when they return home. We understand how frustrating and overwhelming it can be when your livelihood is on the line, so we put our experience to work for you. Our skilled workers’ rights lawyers have been serving New York for years because we know that when workers are set up to succeed, our communities only grow stronger.
Over the years we have won millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients and fought to represent the rights of thousands of NYC workers. We know how crucial it is to work in an environment that protects your rights, which is why our lawyers are happy to make sure that you have a skilled advocate during this difficult time. If you are having difficulties gaining employment upon returning from military service, there are actions that you can take, and our lawyers can help you every step of the way.
Cases We Handle
USERRA was established as a protection for those who serve both voluntarily and involuntarily in the armed forces. It protects military members’ status as an employee and even accounts for their ability to be promoted and continue to grow in their civilian jobs.
In order to be eligible to be covered under the benefits offered by USERRA, service members must meet certain standards. USERRA covers all branches of the military and is available to both national guard members as well as those in the reserve. In order to qualify for the protections under USERRA you must have:
- Had previous employment before serving in the military
- Applied for a position before serving in the military
- Provided written or verbal notice to your employer before leaving for military training and service
- Served for no longer than 5 cumulative years
- Been discharged under amicable terms, as dishonorable discharge disqualifies military members from qualifying for USERRA benefits
- Returned to your civilian job within a timely period to reapply
If you meet the criteria or are interested in speaking with a workers’ rights attorney about how USERRA applies to your specific situation, one of our lawyers can help you. We know adjusting to life in New York can be a process after serving in the military and we want to help make sure that you are able to acclimate as quickly as possible.
Contact a Right to Return Lawyer Today
If you are reintegrating into society after serving in the military, your employer should be aware of USERRA. Some companies simply are not aware of the rights afforded to veterans. Of course, this is no excuse, and if they are not aware of the protections that USERRA extends service members, our attorneys can advocate for you.
While we’d like to believe that all companies welcome service members back after time served in the military, this isn’t always the truth. In the event that you need help re-establishing your career as a veteran, a workers’ rights attorney can help. Our attorneys will stand beside you and advocate for your rights in order to secure the career that you need after returning from military service. Call our qualified legal team today at (212) 779-0057 or contact us on the web to learn how we can help you.