Happy Memorial Day. According to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website, Memorial Day commemorates those who died in military service. It is a day of remembrance and reflection.
Keep in mind that there are laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, that provide protections to family members of military members.
The New York State Human Rights Law also makes it unlawful “[f]or an employer or licensing agency, because of an individual’s … military status … to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.”