Workplace Discrimination Of Military Veterans

Do you suspect that you have been discriminated against in the workplace because of your status as a U.S. military veteran?

You deserve better, given your distinguished service to our country. When the rights of military personnel are ignored or violated in Southern California, the skilled and experienced employment law attorney who can protect your rights is Louis Benowitz in Beverly Hills.

At the Law Offices of Louis Benowitz, our employment law firm's founder listens carefully to your account of your situation and conducts in-depth investigation into the possibility that California military leave laws or the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act have been violated.

The track record of success that Louis Benowitz has built since establishing his law firm in 2009 is recognized throughout the region. The Law Offices of Louis Benowitz has recovered millions of dollars for employees in Los Angeles and across the state through individual and class action lawsuits.

Experienced Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Handling Workplace Discrimination Of Military Veterans

Under the federal and California Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Acts (USERRA and Cal-USERRA), your employer is required to grant employees leaves for periods of military service up to a maximum of five years depending on the size of the employer and other circumstances. As a service member, your rights to family and medical leave are also protected in many instances.

An employer must also make what is called a "reasonable accommodation" for any service-connected disability you might have. If this disability excludes you from consideration for a particular position in the workplace, you should be re-employed in a position of similar seniority and compensation.

State law, meanwhile, ensures that employees are not negatively impacted at their place of employment because of military service. An employer cannot discriminate against a member of the military or discharge the service member because of military duty or training. This law affects all private employers, regardless of the size of the company.

Additionally, family members of a military service member are entitled to leave. Spouses of service members who work for employers with 25 or more employees are entitled to unpaid leave during the member's deployment, and when a wounded, returning service member is undergoing rehabilitation.

An employer who violates these provisions is liable for damages and attorney's fees. Do you feel that your employer has broken laws governing treatment of military veterans and their families? Contact the Law Offices of Louis Benowitz to discuss your legal issues, in detail and in confidence, during a free initial consultation. Call toll free to 800-533-2392 or reach Mr. Benowitz by email. He may be able to take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will only have to pay attorney's fees and costs if your case is successful.