EEOC’s New Technical Guidance on Service-Connected Disabilities

On February 29, 2008, the EEOC issued two question-and-answer guidelines providing technical assistance for employers and veterans on workplace issues affecting veterans with service-connected disabilities.

 

The new guide for employers (“Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers”) explains how protections for veterans with service-connected disabilities differ under the ADA and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

 

The second publication (“Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities In The Workplace And The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)”) answers questions that veterans with service-connected disabilities may have about the protections they are entitled to when they seek to return to their former jobs or look to find their first, or new, civilian jobs.

 

By Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

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