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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Former USPS employee alleges he was terminated while on FMLA leave

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella – October 4, 2018 HOUSTON – A Houston man formerly employed by the United States Postal Service alleges he was retaliated against and terminated because he took a medical leave. James Williams filed a complaint on Sept. 14 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against United States Postal…

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PWW: Attendance Crack Down Hand in Hand with Realignments

SPECIAL EDITION – AUGUST 2017 WESTERN REGION– Along with the major work floor disruptions caused by management’s realignments and involuntary reassignments the bosses have directed a crack down on leave usage using discipline as a whip. Most computer staffing modules used by management to cut staff factor in a percentage of leave usage. The resulting…

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Second Circuit Lowers Bar for Causation in FMLA Retaliation Claims

By Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. July 27, 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that to advance a viable claim for retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an employee need only demonstrate that exercising his or her rights under the FMLA, such as taking…

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“Reinstate NALC Steward Angela” Protest At SF Against Workplace Bullying/Union Busting

By Labor Video Project – November 18, 2016 Supporters of NALC 214 chief steward Angela Bibb-Merritt rallied and spoke out at the SF federal building on November 16, 2016 against her suspension and the massive workplace bullying and union busting going on at the post office. Many stewards have been harassed and bullied by management….

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Woman accuses Postal Service of wrongful termination

The Pennsylvania Record – June 2, 2016 PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing the U.S. Postal Service, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination. Tiffany Alder filed a complaint on April 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against USPS alleging that the…

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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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Protecting Alcoholics, Preventing Alcohol Misuse and Distinguishing Between the Two

Jennifer Mora – March 30, 2016 It has long been clear that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects alcoholism if it qualifies as a “disability.”1 That said, courts have consistently held that employers can have legitimate work rules that prohibit alcohol use in the workforce. However, the line between having a protected…

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