The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance today for employers and veterans on workplace issues affecting veterans with service-connected disabilities. You can download the guide for the employer here, and the guide for veterans here.
According to the EEOC press release:
The new guide for employers 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). The document further describes how the ADA in particular applies to recruiting, hiring, and accommodating veterans with service-connected disabilities. The EEOC enforces Title I of the ADA, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments. The U.S. Department of Labor enforces USERRA, which applies to the reemployment of veterans with and without service-connected disabilities.
The guides contain a list of resources on USERRA and the ADA as well as information on organizations that can assist employers who want to recruit and hire veterans.
I previously posted about USERRA and the protections it offers to veterans last Veteran’s Day.