Thousands of veterans have returned home from active duty in the armed forces with service-connected disabilities and are looking to reenter the civilian workforce. To help both injured veterans and employers understand their workplace rights and responsibilities, the EEOC published two question-and-answer guides that provide technical assistance on some of the workplace issues affecting veterans with service-connected disabilities.
The first publication answers questions that injured veterans may have about the protections to which they are entitled when they seek to return to work. The second publication is a guide for employers that explains how protections for veterans with service-connected disabilities differ under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). It also describes how the ADA in particular applies to recruiting, hiring...(register to read more)