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Military Members Subject To Government Job Discrimination

February 21, 2012 by  

Military Members Subject To Government Job Discrimination

According to a new report by The Washington Post, the Federal government is the biggest offender when it comes to penalizing members of the armed forces who have to miss work because of military obligations.

Though it is against Federal law for employers to penalize service members because of their military service, government agencies have withdrawn job offers from service members who could not finish their military commitments quickly enough and has fired some for absences.

According to the article, in fiscal 2011 more than 18 percent of complaints about employer discrimination against service members involved the Federal government. About 14 percent of Guard members are also employed by Federal agencies, and a quarter of all Federal employees are veterans.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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