Postal Employee Loses Wage Retaliation Claims in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

“Veronica Danielson (“Danielson”) appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the Postmaster General and the U.S. Postal Services San Mateo Information Center (collectively “USPS”). Danielson filed a retaliation claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), contending that after she had initiated a wage dispute through her union, her supervisors had engaged in…

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EEOC Admin Judge Awards $250K to Disabled USPS Employee

Employee Unable to Bear Children as a Result of Postal Service’s Unlawful Conduct, Judge Rules Washington, DC, January 30, 2018 –(PR.com)– Hosea Legal PLLC announced today that it received a decision from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission finding that the United States Postal Service failed to accommodate a disabled employee, retaliated against her, and subjected…

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Mail Carrier Found Not Guilty on All Counts in OWCP Fraud Trial

By Vickie Sandlin – July 27, 2017 The prosecution failed to convince a jury of 12 people that Kristi Rae Ness, 54 of Julesburg, was guilty on 12 felony counts of insurance fraud, offering a false instrument for recording, attempt to influence a public servant and forgery of a public record. In May 2015 Ness…

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No-confidence vote for Shrewsbury, Massachusetts postmaster

By Elaine Thompson – October 15, 2016 SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury Post Office employees have taken a vote of no confidence in their postmaster whom they say has created “a hostile work environment filled with harassment and bullying,” a repeat of what postal workers in other towns where he has worked have said in the past. The…

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OIG Report: Postal Service Workplace Violence Program

Background The U.S. Postal Service has an obligation to ensure the safety of its employees by creating and maintaining a violence-free work environment. Workplace violence can occur at or outside of a postal facility while an employee is working and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicides. Postal Service employees…

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Video: Survey paints dismal picture of worker morale at Pontiac Metroplex Mail Distribution Center

By Aaron Baskerville – June 10, 2016 PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) – A workplace survey about the Metroplex Mail Distribution Center in Pontiac paints a dismal picture of workplace life. The survey, exclusively obtained by 7 Action News, was sent out to more than 700 union workers in May. One hundred seventy five have responded so…

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Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment

Effective March 3, 2016, the Postal Service™ reissued its Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. This policy: Reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to providing a work environment free of harassment. Supersedes MOP HR-03-10-2015, Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. The Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website: Go…

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Judge orders Postal Service to pay $230,000 in damages to whistleblower

The Associated Press – February 26, 2015 SEATTLE: A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to pay a worker almost $230,000 in damages for the retaliation he suffered when he helped a co-worker with her workplace health concerns. The worker had started with the Postal Service as a mail carrier in 1995 and…

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