Postal Service Gets Some Worker Claims Trimmed in Bias Dispute

April 8, 2024

  • USPS gets summary judgment on half of disabled worker’s claims
  • Disability bias, overtime retaliation allegations head to jury

The US Postal Service secured a pretrial end to claims that it discriminated against a worker because of her age and retaliated against her for seeking disability accommodations, but other allegations advanced to a jury.

Although two of the worker’s claims fall short, there are genuine disputes of material fact preventing the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from resolving her disability-based disparate treatment and failure-to-accommodate claims or her Fair Labor Standards Act retaliation allegations, the court said.

Plaintiff Sheila Turner, who is in her 60s, worked for USPS for nearly four decades until her retirement in …

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