When military men and women are called away on active duty, what reassurance do they have that they will still have their civilian jobs when they return?
The Uniform Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act, or USERRA, is a federal law which protects our National Guard and Reservists when they are required to leave their civilian employment to serve on active duty.
The law protects their rights to leave work for military duty and also requires employers and companies to accept them back into the jobs they left without any form of discrimination or disadvantaged circumstances.
US Attorney for South Carolina William Nettles announced that his office is renewing its efforts as well as devoting additional resources to protect these rights.
A news release from Nettles says that military bases in South Carolina have recently been contacted to facilitate the enforcement of these statues and remind the public of the enforcement initiative on behalf of service members. In his statement, Nettles said, “These service men and women are protecting our military fronts, and we’ve got their backs.”