Justice Department Secures Agreement in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against California Property Manager and Owners
Memorial Day enables us to pause and reflect on the incredible sacrifices of those servicemembers who have given their lives to safeguard and advance our shared democratic values of liberty, fundamental fairness and equal justice for all. Through this reflection, the Civil Rights Division reaffirms our commitment to safeguard the rights of the brave men and women of our nation’s armed forces, the veterans who have served in the past and their families.
The Civil Rights Division is proud to house the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative (SVI), which seeks to strengthen and enhance the Justice Department’s efforts on behalf of servicemembers, veterans and their families. Through targeted outreach, training and policy development, SVI works with division attorneys and staff to protect the employment, housing, financial, voting and disability rights of the military community.
Through this work, the Civil Rights Division has assisted thousands of servicemembers, veterans and their families. These efforts have included:
The servicemembers we remember and honor today came together from diverse races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and other backgrounds to make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. Let us never forget the debt we owe our nation’s heroes and work together to ensure that all persons in our great nation, including those in the military community, receive the legal and constitutional protections that they fought to secure.
To learn more about SVI and the Civil Rights Division’s work on behalf of servicemembers, veterans, and their families, please visit www.servicemembers.gov.