Veteran Status Discrimination Law and Legal Definition
Veteran status discrimination is a form of discrimination in violation of federal and/or state law involving harassment based upon veteran status. This form of discrimination may be inadvertent or intentional, and it may be obvious or subtle. But regardless of those facts it is in many cases against the law.
In labor, veteran status discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee discriminately because of the employee's military veteran status. Examples of veteran status discrimination are the instances in which an employer pays lesser to an employee receiving veteran benefits than similarly situated employees not receiving veteran benefits; a qualified candidate is given a job because of his/her veteran status; an employer permits employees to demean, and ridicule an employee because of his/her military background.