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Prohibits Military Related Employment Discrimination

USERRA provides that an employer may not deny you initial employment because of your past, present, or future military service. USERRA's anti-discrimination provision also provides that your current employer shall not terminate your employment, fail to promote, or fail to provide you any benefit of employment because of past, present, or future military service. Further, USERRA prohibits your employer from taking retaliatory action against you for seeking to enforce your USERRA rights.

The same USERRA enforcement mechanisms (VETS or private action) mentioned under the reemployment rights section also apply if were you were discriminated against in violation of USERRA. 

As with your reemployment rights, Michigan law provides similar anti-discrimination protections. While most military service performed by members of the National Guard is covered by USERRA, Michigan law also covers state military service performed by Order of the Governor.