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During the Iraqi conflict in became a merchant seaman,for a

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During the Iraqi conflict in became a merchant seaman,for a little more than a year which according to my union gave me a break in service .disqualifying me from being vested due to a break in service aren't I protected under the merchant mariner act of 1936 and userra?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 3 months ago.

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You are protected. Under USERRA, there is no break in service. So, you should not have been disqualified because of your service. You can file complaint about the violation with U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service. Click here for more information.

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