Corporate Groups Claiming to Support Service Members Don’t

Source: The American Prospect
by Jarod Facundo

“In 1994, Congress passed the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) with the intention of prohibiting employment discrimination against members of the military, as well as ensuring minimal disruption for service members and their families when they are called for service. … But forced [sic]-arbitration agreements inserted into many consumer and employment contracts circumvent those service member legal protections, undermining the very reasons those bills were passed. The result is that large corporations routinely fire service members, foreclose on their family homes, repossess their cars, scam their pensions, and even profit from life insurance policies after service members have been killed, according to a 2018 report by the American Association for Justice.” (06/14/22)