NRP Class Action Lawsuit Updates (February – May 2022)

May 2022 – Status Update In advance of the May 12, 2022 status conference, the EEOC Administrative Judge circulated a new spreadsheet with additional information requested. In particular, the revised spreadsheet now provides an opportunity for Phase 1 Class Counsel, our offices, to review and comment on the Agency’s designation of claims for each claimant….

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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…

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How Effectively Does the USPS Respond to Sexual Harassment Complaints?

Project Title: USPS Response to Sexual Harassment Complaints Start Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: August 2022 The U.S. Postal Service must maintain a work environment free of sexual harassment for its employees. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual…

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Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity

Effective July 1, 2021, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-07-01-2021-2, Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment (see blue.usps.gov/cpim/ftp/policy/hr/hr070120212.pdf). MOP HR-07-01-2021-2 must be posted prominently in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity offices; On the agency’s internal website; and Throughout the workplace. This policy reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment…

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USPS: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 26, 2020, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-26-2020-1, 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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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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Sleeping on the Job Didn’t Justify Termination of PPO

By Bryant S. Banes – February 5, 2019 The U.S. Postal Service was liable for retaliation in a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, even though the employer said the plaintiff was found sleeping on the job. The Boston general mail facility employed the plaintiff, a U.S.-born woman of Chinese descent, for 18 years,…

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EEOC Online Charge Status System Tip Sheet

Find out about the status of your charge of discrimination any time, day or night, using the EEOC Online Charge Status System. The system is available for charges that were filed on or after September 2, 2015. Access the Online Charge Status System via this link https://publicportal.eeoc.gov/portal/ or select the “How to Check the Status…

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