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Join an Online Dialogue: Educating Disabled Veterans and Employers about Workplace Rights and Responsibilities

November 17, 2017
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy and Veterans Employment and Training Service have teamed up with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to host an online dialogue through the ePolicyWorks initiative on ways to ensure that disabled veterans and their employers understand their workplace rights and responsibilities under federal employment laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) [external link], and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) [external link].

In celebration of National Veterans and Military Families Month, participants are invited to submit ideas, votes, and comments beginning Friday, November 17, and continuing through Thursday, November 30. The goal is to help determine how the federal government can better reach disabled veterans and educate employers in an effort to reduce the number of disability discrimination complaints, and to ensure that all veterans understand their workplace rights and responsibilities. The dialogue will play an integral role in the efforts of the federal government to develop resources and materials to enhance the understanding of workplace protections for disabled veterans.

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