The official blog of American Veteran Magazine, the national quarterly publication of AMVETS.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Supreme Court to hear USERRA Case

This morning reported that the Supreme Court has granted certiorari on the Uniformed Servicemembers Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, or USERRA, case involving Army Reserve Sgt. Vincent Staud and Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Ill.

AMVETS leaders will be watching closely, as the decision could impact the future of USERRA cases and how terminations of veteran employees are handled.

AMVETS supports strict enforcement of USERRA law to ensure that members of the National Guard and Reserve cannot be discriminated against once they return from duty overseas.

The law, which was passed in 1994, has been tested in recent years with the increased operational tempo for National Guard and Reserve forces, who, at times, have comprised nearly half of America's combat power in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is the first case to make its way to the Supreme Court.

For more information on USERRA at the Department of Justice Web site, Click Here.

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