Black Postal Worker to Get Trial Over Bosses’ Alleged Harassment

By Patrick Dorrian – April 4, 2022

  • Allegedly falsely accused of document, time theft
  • Also needed permission to leave area, use bathroom

The U.S. Postal Service must face trial on whether White supervisors at its Mandeville, La., location harassed a Black letter carrier because of her race, a New Orleans federal judge ruled.

Paula Watson said the hostile work environment arose after Leslie Golden was named postmaster of the Mandeville office and it included her being accused by Adam Taylor, her direct supervisor, of stealing documents that belonged to Golden. Golden and Taylor are White, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana said.


PAULA Y. WATSON v. USPS

April 1, 2022
Before the Court is the Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General on Behalf of the United States Postal Service (“USPS”). Plaintiff opposes the motion, and the USPS has filed a reply. Having reviewed the pleadings and the case law, the Court rules as follows…

…For the foregoing reasons,

IT IS ORDERED that the Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General on Behalf of the United States Postal Service is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The motion is granted as to Plaintiffs claims of disparate impact and retaliation but denied as to Plaintiffs claim of hostile work environment.

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