New Army Regulation May Cost Disabled Veterans Jobs in Southport

Posted on Jul 05, 2012

According to an article by WECT, a new Army regulation requires all employees at the U.S. Army Sunny Point Terminal in Southport to pass a physical screening test in order to keep their jobs. This regulation applies to every single employee, including those who are disabled and those who have worked there for years. To protect your legal rights, seek a veterans' disability attorney in Fayetteville.

For many disabled employees, this test is not only unfair, it is impossible. There are not many disabled veterans who will be able to keep their jobs if it requires they run a timed mile. 

About half of the guards employed by the terminal are disabled veterans. Many have attempted to get requests through the chain of command in an attempt to be exempt from the physical screening test. So far, only one of the veterans has heard a response to his request which was denied. 

Though this new regulation was created in 2006, it has taken many years to completely sink in. It went into full effect on June 4, 2012, and many disabled veterans who have not taken the test know their remaining days as employees are numbered. 

If you or a loved one has been disabled in the line of duty, you know that recovery can be hard enough without having to worry about financial stability and employment. Our U.S. veterans deserve every opportunity they can get to return to their everyday lives both physically and emotionally repaired. At Brent Adams & Associates, we specialize in veterans’ disability and we are here to help you. Call us today at: 1-800-849-5931.