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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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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Third Circuit Expands Interpretation of Employers’ Obligations Regarding FMLA Certifications

The Third Circuit revived a Family Medical Leave Act suit against a Pennsylvania hospital network that denied a former employee’s leave request because of an allegedly invalid medical certification, finding the worker should have had a chance to fix problems with the certification. By Matthew C. Lonergan – July 2, 2015 In Deborah Hansler v….

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