Despite finding no discrimination, court holds USPS liable for retaliation

By Lisa Burden – Jan 9, 2019 Brief: The firing of a long-time postal police worker for sleeping on the job was retaliation for her discrimination complaint, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court has ruled (Anderson v. Brennan, Postmaster General, Nos. 17-2162, 17-2170 (1st Cir., Dec. 14, 2018)). Diping Anderson, a postal police officer (PPO) who…

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USPS issues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 29, 2018, the Postal Service™ issued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-29-2018-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement (see below). In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Management Directive 715, the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices; On the…

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APWU: EEOC Decision Is Final – NRP Discriminated Against Injured Workers – File Claims Now

For Your Information: Web News Article #: 34-2018 03/23/2018 – The time is now for all current and former permanent-rehabilitation and limited-duty postal employees who were subjected to the USPS National Reassessment Process (NRP) between May 5, 2006 and July 1, 2011 to file a timely claim with the Postal Service to seek monetary damages…

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Letter Carrier’s Two-Day Suspension Not Enough to Prove Retaliation

By Jeffrey Rhodes – May 17, 2017 A postal employee who was put on unpaid leave for two days but was subsequently paid for the days missed cannot show that he suffered an adverse action necessary to prove retaliation, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Javier Cabral is a letter carrier for the…

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Kilgore Mail carrier wins discrimination lawsuit

By Robin Y. Richardson – April 22, 2017 MARSHALL — A federal jury in Marshall has ruled in favor of a Kilgore mail carrier in her discrimination lawsuit, determining she was fired in November 2012 for reporting a black supervisor was mistreating white employees. The mail carrier, Kimberly Cox, was awarded $250,000 in damages for…

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EEOC Launches Online Charge Status System; Continues to Expand Digital Services

PRESS RELEASE 3-23-16 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the launch of key services that improve service to the public. EEOC’s services now include: 1) providing individuals who have filed a charge of discrimination the ability to check the status of their charge online, and 2) providing a portal for businesses…

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USPS: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 3, 2016, the Postal Service™ reissued its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Management Directive 715 (MD 715), the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in all personnel offices, EEO offices, and on the agency’s internal website. This policy reaffirms the Postal Service’s…

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What You Should Know: ABC’s of the EEOC

Who We Are The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an independent federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s: Race Color Religion Sex (including pregnancy) National origin Age (40 or older) Disability Genetic information It is also…

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