DOL Obtains Landmark Federal Court Injunction Protecting Employees Who Report Workplace Injuries From Retaliation

SEATTLE – July 16, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgement from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Tacoma that includes a landmark injunction that permanently prevents the U.S. Postal Service from retaliating against employees at up to 59 locations in the State of Washington. Issued…

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Postal Service Gets Some Worker Claims Trimmed in Bias Dispute

April 8, 2024 USPS gets summary judgment on half of disabled worker’s claims Disability bias, overtime retaliation allegations head to jury The US Postal Service secured a pretrial end to claims that it discriminated against a worker because of her age and retaliated against her for seeking disability accommodations, but other allegations advanced to a…

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NLRB: USPS violated federal law by firing a worker after she won reinstatement to her job in arbitration

STATEMENT OF THE CASE This case was tried virtually using Zoom for Government technology on March 21, 22 and 23, 2022. The Charging Party, Lawren C. Griffin (Griffin) filed an initial charge on July 1, 2021 and a first amended charge on October 28, 2021. The General Counsel issued the complaint on December 23, 2021…

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USPS OIG: Reporting fraud, waste, and abuse within USPS

August 7, 2023 Never underestimate your role in safeguarding America’s trust in the U.S. Postal Service. While we get ideas for new work from various sources, including Congressional requests and mainstream media reporting, the most prominent avenue for reporting fraud, waste, and abuse within USPS is the OIG Hotline. In the first half of fiscal…

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10th Circuit finds no discrimination against Denver postal worker

By Michael Karlik – August 1, 2023 A Denver employee of the U.S. Postal Service failed to show her employer retaliated, discriminated against her or otherwise refused to accommodate her disability, the federal appeals court based in Colorado ruled last month. Melissa M. Goodson held a variety of jobs within the Postal Service since 1997….

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Department of Labor: National Whistleblower Day is July 30

It’s illegal to retaliate against employees who report violations or raise concerns about unsafe conditions or illegal practices at their workplace. Know your rights and speak up because your voice matters. Learn more at https://whistleblowers.gov

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