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The quasi-judicial agency that protects federal employment rights set a precedent last month that affirms veterans who work in the government are protected from retaliation for speaking out against discrimination.

The Merit Systems Protection Board affirmed that federal employees who are veterans are protected from workplace harassment specifically under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act’s anti-retaliation provision. This landmark law has protected veterans from employment discrimination based on their military service since 1994.

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