For example, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) prohibits employers from discriminating against veterans and servicemembers. USERRA requires employers to re-employ employees who take and return from military leave and protects servicemembers’ rights to certain benefits.
The Servicemember Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”), provides protections for active-duty members of the Armed Forces, in areas such as mortgage foreclosure, life and health insurance, and eviction, as well as mortgage, credit card, and student loan interest rates.
A variety of federal and state programs (including those administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) provide veterans benefits including health care benefits, service-connected disability benefits, disability pensions, and home loan guaranties. Various federal and state veterans preference laws provide veterans with a preference in public employment.
Block & Leviton has represented veterans and service members in a variety of litigation areas concerning veterans and servicemembers rights, preferences, and benefits such as those listed below. For more information click on the links below.
If you have concerns about your rights and benefits as a veteran or servicemember, please contact one of the following persons for more information: