Bill Would Allow Veterans To Bring Bias Charges To EEOC

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A bill introduced in both houses of Congress on Thursday called for the designation of U.S. military veterans as a protected class under federal anti-discrimination laws, enabling them to file bias charges against employers with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Veterans and Service Members Employment Rights and Housing Act, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., would bar companies from discriminating against employees or job applicants based on their military status.

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