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    Meaning of Veteran Status

    I am reading a company's in-house rules.
    "An employee must not engage in any threatening, intimidating or hostile activity, or use epithets or slurs that relate to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status...."

    I think such corporate rules are not unusual these days.

    My question is whether "veteran status" refers the status of "someone who has been a soldier, sailor etc in a war" or "someone who has been working for a long time in the company"?

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    Re: Meaning of Veteran Status

    It refers to someone whether someone has served in the Armed Forces, regardless of whether it was during a time of war or not.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Meaning of Veteran Status

    As Humpty Dumpty (Alice In Wonderland) said, "When I use a word it means exactly what I want it to mean, nothing more, nothing less". So, with that caution, I don't know what the company means, but at face value I take it to mean that "veteran status" relates to someone who has served in the military.

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