Military Status Discrimination
An individual’s military status can create a situation where discrimination may be present in the workplace, or where employers are failing to follow federal and state laws in allowing military personnel certain accommodations that are not available to employees not in the military. Whether you are currently in the military, are planning to join the military, or are a veteran, you have rights that must be protected. The more you know about what rights and obligations you have as an employee with military status, the more you will be able to protect yourself if you face discrimination, harassment, or other mistreatment in the workplace.
The Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group believe our military personnel are essential to the protection of the United States. It comes as a surprise to many people that employees with military status are discriminated against in the workplace. How could someone of honor be discriminated against for simply choosing to defend this country? There are not always acceptable answers to questions like this one. While no attorney may be able to fully explain why your employer or a co-worker has discriminated against you based on your status as active in the military or as a veteran, the attorneys of Nassiri Law Group can certainly help you put up the best fight possible to seek recovery for what has happened to you.Examples of Military Status Discrimination in the Workplace
Under federal law, employers must allow employees with military status to take time off when they need to leave to perform their duties to protect this country. Further, returning veterans have a right to return to their jobs, and cannot be terminated simply because they have been gone as an active member of the military. In addition to meeting requirements prescribed by both federal and state law, employers and fellow co-workers cannot discriminate and/or harass an employee based on his or her military status.
Also, many veterans may return from war with disabilities, and some are mistreated in the workplace or made fun of for having such disabilities. As is the case with any other form of discrimination, victims have the ability to hold the responsible party accountable for their conduct. Given that this country is politically divided when it comes to war, it isn’t uncommon to witness workplace discrimination based on one’s military status and/or any physical or mental disability associated with a veteran’s return, even though such conduct may be surprising to the average person. No matter what the facts of your situation are, it is important that you have the opportunity to tell your story through the advocacy skills of Nassiri Law Group.Contact the Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group Today
Military personnel dedicate their lives to helping protect the United States, and while some people recognize such an effort, others see military personnel in a negative light. Military status discrimination in the workplace occurs much more often than many people realize. When employers or co-workers have a strong opinion about the United States military, such a viewpoint can result in the wrongful treatment of military personnel for simply being who they are. The seasoned Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group have represented numerous military personnel who have faced workplace discrimination that has caused them harm. If you have faced military status discrimination in the workplace, it is imperative that you seek the advice of a strong advocate as soon as possible. You need someone to protect your rights, and ensure you reach a result that is fair given the facts of your case. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your matter with one of our Employment Law Lawyers, contact Nassiri Law Group today by calling 949.375.4734.