The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) 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), the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). Beginning Friday, Nov. 17 and running through Thursday, Nov. 30, in celebration of National Veterans and Military Families, participants are invited to submit ideas, votes and comments on topics that will 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 to avoid job loss and other workplace hardships. Input collected from this dialogue will play an integral role in the federal government’s efforts to develop resources and materials to enhance the understanding of workplace protections for disabled veterans.
Join the online dialogue: https://vets.epolicyworks.org/