Family of veteran

You have certain protections against discrimination as a family member or friend of a veteran or service member.

It is unlawful for a federal contractor to discriminate in employment based on veteran status against a qualified individual who the contractor knows to be the spouse of a protected veteran. This protection extends not only to spouses, but also to other individuals that the contractor knows has a family, business, social or other relationship or association with a protected veteran. For more information, read answers to related frequently asked questions.

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