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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, USERRA, codified at 38 U.S.C. 4301 et seq., provides enhanced leave rights and job protections for employees absent for military duty. It prohibits discrimination in employment and retaliation against any person who was, is, or applies to be a member of a “uniformed service,” or who performs or has an obligation to perform “service in a uniformed service.”

USERRA further provides that you must grant a leave of absence for up to five years to any person who is absent from a job because of service in the uniformed services. In addition, you ordinarily must reinstate the returning veteran to the position he would have held if his employment had not been interrupted by military service.

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