Postal Supervisor Wins $1.1 Million in Disability Case against USPS over handicap parking space

1/23/2018 – Former USPS Maintenance Supervisor Anthony Sansone, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, was awarded $1,128,774 in damages in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought against USPS. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, Senior US District Court Judge Milton Shadur awarded Mr. Sansone $828,744 in lost wages; this is in addition to an earlier […]

EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

Rules Address Incentives; Protect Confidentiality 5/16/16 WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their […]

UPS reverses policy on pregnant workers – Is USPS next?

UPS was forced to change its thinking on pregnant workers. The new female Postmaster General is likely to agree By Don Cheney United Parcel Service has reversed its discriminatory policy on pregnant workers effective January 1st, 2015.  They will treat pregnant workers like workers with an on-the-job injury.  When will the Postal Service change their […]

FYI: FMLA’s definition expanded of an adult “son or daughter”

Frequent contributor Don Cheney wanted to remind everyone about Department of Labor expanding the definition of “son or daughter” under FMLA The following is an abstract of Department of Labor’s “Administration’s Interpretation NO. 2013-1” issued January 14, 2013-1 FMLA: The Department of Labor has expanded the definition of “son or daughter” under the Family […]

ADA Considerations Following Exhaustion of FMLA Protected Leave

Exhaustion of FMLA protected leave is a common problem in the Postal Service. This legal article makes several good points about ADA considerations: The broadened scope of the ADA increases the likelihood that anyone taking FMLA leave for their own serious health condition may also have an ADA protected disability. As a result, it is […]