Postal Worker alleges she was terminated by USPS for requesting FMLA pregnancy leave

9/20/2017 SCRANTON – A woman alleges she was terminated from her position with the U.S. Postal Service because she requested leave for her pregnancy. Tyra Johnson filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against United States Postal Service alleging violation of the Family and Medical […]

Tulsa OK Postal Worker Files Suit Against USPS: ‘They Were Punishing Me For My Pregnancy’

TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa woman is suing her employer, the United States Postal Service.| In her lawsuit, Robin Jones claims the USPS broke federal law by failing to accommodate her high-risk pregnancy.Jones works as a custodian at the downtown Tulsa post office. Back in 2014, when she was pregnant with her daughter, the job […]

Update: FMLA Claim Postal Worker’s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office

From PostalReporter reader: Here is an update on FMLA Claim Postal Worker‘s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office  TEs, CCAs and PSEs may be separated “for lack of work or for just cause.”  Being over the cap doesn’t qualify as either.  Attached is proof.  24. For the pay periods ending April […]

Groups pushing USPS to provide broader workplace accommodations for Pregnant postal workers

Major civil rights coalition seeks broader accommodations in the workplace for pregnant postal workers A coalition of civil rights organizations is pushing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide greater workplace accommodations, such as light duty, for pregnant employees. In a letter to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human […]

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims after Young v. UPS

This is an update to earlier posts on the UPS EEO pregnancy case that cited USPS policy: UPS throws USPS, APWU under the bus in pregnancy bias case before U.S. Supreme Court – Don Cheney Pregnancy Discrimination Claims after Young v. UPS 4/14/2015 by Brandon Johnson | McBrayier, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC It was […]

US Supreme Court revives pregnant worker’s discrimination case against United Parcel Service

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a former driver for UPS Inc by giving her another chance to argue that the package delivery company discriminated against her when it refused to lighten her work duties while she was pregnant. In a 6-3 decision, the justices revived Peggy Young’s discrimination claim against […]

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 […]

UPS throws USPS, APWU under the bus in pregnancy bias case before U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Young was pregnant with Triniti, who’s now 7 years old, when UPS told Young that she could not have a temporary assignment to […]

EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, along with a question and answer document about the guidance and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses.  The Enforcement Guidance, Q&A document, and Fact Sheet will be available on the EEOC’s website. This is the first comprehensive […]