Do Employers Discriminate Against Veterans?

LIVE DISCUSSION: Do Stereotypes About PTSD Prevent Veterans From Getting Hired?

Veterans are respected, but deeply misunderstood, according to a recent survey conducted by The Mission Continues, a national veterans service nonprofit, and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions.

One of the reasons for the disconnect lies in the fact that many people maintain the perception that veterans return home with problems such as post traumatic stress disorder. The reality is that when it comes to mental health issues, about 20 percent of veterans experience some level of PTSD. Yet the stereotype persists, and consequently, returning veterans struggle to find jobs and are often times forced to deal with employers who view them as potential liabilities.

Are the stigmas associated with hiring our military service members warranted? Is military service a testament to one’s skills and abilities or should employers be wary of hiring veterans who may struggle adapting to ordinary life?

WATCH above our video discussion about whether or not veterans are misunderstood in the workplace. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on this issue in the comments.

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