Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) requires employers to take steps to recruit, hire and promote qualified protected veterans. VEVRAA also prohibits employers from treating protected veterans unfavorably, because of their veteran's status, when making employment decisions. A protected veteran is a veteran who is protected under the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the Act; specifically, a veteran who may be classified as a "disabled veteran," "recently separated veteran," "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran," or an "Armed Forces service medal veteran." VEVRAA regulations also require federal contractors to invite protected veterans to self-identify their status. To voluntarily update your veteran status, please click on the Invitation to Self-Identify tab under Affirmative Action in the left column.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) protects civilian job rights and benefits for service members while on military duty. USERRA also provides for a returning service member to be placed in the position they would have attained had they not been absent due to military service.
Disabled Veterans, who have a qualifying disability, would be protected from disability discrimination under the ADA and would also be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in performing the essential functions of their positions.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination based on your veteran status or have witnessed discrimination based on veteran status, please contact the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to file a report online.
Veteran Status Discrimination Laws: