USERRA + ADAAA = 11 letters and many more HR issues

Thumbnail image for eeoclogo.pngQuick quiz: 

  1. What protections does the ADA provide to veterans with disabilities?
  2. When is a veteran with a service-connected disability protected by the ADA?
  3. May an employer ask if an applicant is a “disabled veteran” if it is seeking to hire someone with a disability?

So, how did you do? (I went 1-for-3…as if!)

If you’re stumped or confused, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has your back. Earlier this week, the EEOC released this guide for employers, about 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), and how employers can prevent disability-based discrimination and provide reasonable accommodations. 

So, take a few minutes and educate yourselves. They even have an employment guide for wounded veterans as well.