USPS: Reasonable accommodations

The Postal Service wants employees to know about their right to reasonable accommodations. A reasonable accommodation allows a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Accommodations vary widely and can include modifications to equipment, facilities and work schedules. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all federal agencies…

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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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Retired postal worker loses disability bias case

By Sheena Harrison – June 2, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service did not violate the federal Rehabilitation Act when it prevented an injured employee from returning to work until she could pass a series of physical examinations, a federal court has ruled. Dorothea Washington worked as a bulk mail technician at a postal service office…

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