2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 19 - Defense Forces and Affairs
Chapter 14 - Veterans
Section 19-14-111 - Employment; Permissive Preference in Private Employment.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 19-14-111 (2020)

19-14-111. Employment; permissive preference in private employment.

(a) A private employer may grant preference to a veteran in hiring and promotion.

(b) A private employer may grant preference in hiring and promotion to a spouse of a disabled veteran and to a surviving spouse of a deceased veteran.

(c) The granting of a preference based on a person's status under subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall not be considered a discriminatory or unfair employment practice under local or state equal employment opportunity law, provided the granting of the preference is not based in any manner on consideration of a characteristic, attribute or category enumerated in state law as constituting a discriminatory or unfair employment practice.

(d) As used in this section:

(i) "Disabled veteran" means a veteran who has a compensable service connected permanent and total disability certified by the United States veterans administration or by the retirement board of one (1) of the several branches of the armed forces;

(ii) "Veteran" means a member of the military forces of the United States whose written evidence of separation from the military forces shows an honorable discharge or the rendition of honorable military service.

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