Military Spouses Are Protected Too

Published: May 4, 2021

According to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) under 41 CFR §60‐300.21(e) - “Relationship or association with a protected veteran. It is unlawful for the [federal] contractor to exclude or deny equal jobs or benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against, a qualified individual because of the known protected veteran or pre-JVA veteran status of an individual with whom the qualified individual is known to have a family, business, social or other relationship or association.”

This regulation includes military spouses. Many states now include some type of military spouse interstate license transfers/recognition to make it easier for military spouses to find employment after military change of station/location. The OFCCP also recommends that federal contractors have a nondiscrimination policy in place for military spouses and family members. A sample of this policy from the OFCCP can be found here.

So how do you reach military spouses? There are some job sites out there dedicated to military spouses, or who will distribute jobs to military personnel, veterans and military spouses. Some of these job sites are already included in the JobTarget CompliancePost Media Package.

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