Veterans Preference in Discipline, Discharge or Job Elimination

Information Memo

Published: March 8, 2024

Veterans Preference in Discipline Discharge or Job Elimination
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research 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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