USPS: Learn about reasonable accommodations

June 23, 2022 The Postal Service, like all federal agencies, must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship for the organization. The Postal Service assesses on a case-by-case basis whether an accommodation would cause undue hardship. The goals of an accommodation are to enable a…

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EEOC Report Analyzes Situation of Workers with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce

EEOC Press Release – May 19, 2022 WASHINGTON – In a newly issued report, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that opportunities for persons with disabilities in the federal workforce are improving, but that further progress is needed on retention and representation in leadership positions. The study examined federal workers with disabilities’ demographics,…

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USPS: Learn more about reasonable accommodations

March 17, 2022 All federal agencies, including the Postal Service, must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, unless to do so would cause undue hardship for the Postal Service. Whether an accommodation would cause undue hardship is assessed by the Postal Service on a case-by-case basis. The goals of an accommodation…

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NRP Class Action Lawsuit Update – December, 2020

Status Update We wanted to reach out and give a quick update on the case, and answer some questions that have been raised. The claims, evidence, and legal briefs for all of our clients’ relief claims have been submitted to the EEOC Administrative Judge. The Judge has not yet made clear exactly how she plans…

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Lawyer’s Mistake No Reason to Revive Postal Worker’s Bias Suit

By Patrick Dorrian – April 3, 2019 Letter failed to follow federal employee EEO process Lawyer’s mistake in filing charge with EEOC not excused A Pittsburgh mail carrier was too late to sue the U.S. Postal Service for withdrawing his job accommodation for his stroke-related climbing restrictions, the Eleventh Circuit said. John Komosa had to…

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California Letter Carrier Sues for Disability Discrimination

San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2016 – A former letter carrier who worked at the Sausalito, California, branch of the United States Postal Service (USPS) for over two decades filed a lawsuit alleging disability discrimination and retaliation. The USPS was also accused of improperly disclosing his confidential medical records, according to the…

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Not exhausting administrative remedies leads to loss in discrimination suit against USPS

By Nicholas Malfitano – May 11, 2016 PHILADELPHIA – A former mail clerk from the United States Postal Service (USPS) who alleged discrimination and wrongful termination against the agency has had her claim defeated in federal court, due to not exhausting her administrative remedies. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Judge…

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Protecting Alcoholics, Preventing Alcohol Misuse and Distinguishing Between the Two

Jennifer Mora – March 30, 2016 It has long been clear that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects alcoholism if it qualifies as a “disability.”1 That said, courts have consistently held that employers can have legitimate work rules that prohibit alcohol use in the workforce. However, the line between having a protected…

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