§6-11-1. Persons entitled to leave.
Any person holding any office or position of public trust,
responsibility or service, elective or appointive, in the
government of this state or in any county, municipality or any
other unit or combined unit of government therein, who may enter
the military, naval, marine corps or coast guard service of the
United States of America, may obtain a leave of absence from such
office or position and, upon the completion of and discharge from
any of such armed services, shall have the right to reassume for
the unexpired or remaining term thereof, the office or position
held by such person at the time of entering any of such armed
services. The officer, court, tribunal, board or person having the
power to make an original appointment to such office or position,
or to make an appointment to fill a vacancy therein, shall, upon
request, grant such leave of absence. The reassumption of any
office or position as herein provided shall be without any
prejudice whatsoever to the status, merit rating or standing of the
holder thereof by reason of his absence therefrom while in the
aforesaid armed services of the United States.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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