The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and Veterans' Employment and Training Service have teamed up with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 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), and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).
In celebration of National Veterans and Military Families Month, participants are invited to submit ideas, votes, and comments beginning Friday, Nov. 17, and continuing through. 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 federal government's efforts to develop resources and materials to enhance the understanding of workplace protections for disabled veterans.