Veterans Preference in Discipline, Discharge or Job Elimination

Informational Memo

Published: October 28, 2019

Veterans Preference in Discipline Discharge or Job Elimination
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Learn about the legal protections cities must provide to employees who are qualified veterans in the event of discipline, such as suspension or layoff, discharge from employment, or job elimination. Some procedures discussed are applicability in probationary periods, suspensions, layoffs and required hearings and their associated costs. Penalties the city may incur for disregarding requirements.

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