McConnell EEO Class Action case challenging USPS NRP still in limbo

Don’t expect for McConnell…et al  vs USPS to be settled anytime soon In 2006, rural carrier Sandra McConnell was reviewed under the National Reassessment Program (NRP) in the USPS Western New York District.  McConnell had been working in a rehabilitation modified carrier position for over eight years. However, after the NRP review,  McConnell was stripped […]

EEOC: USPS must provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ to postal employees with diabetes

by (August 19, 2015)  In 2011,  the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new regulations governing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The regulations “greatly broaden the definition of “disability” under the ADAAA, making clear that to “substantially” limit a major life activity, an impairment need not be “significantly” […]

Potential Participants in Class-Action Settlement Should Exercise Caution, APWU Warns

Update from Don Cheney: “Some Pittman EEO class members think that previously settled claims and grievances are affected. They are not. Rather, it is outstanding claims and grievances that would be waived by signing the Claim Form and Release. The one exception is the McConnell EEO class action regarding the National Reassessment Process. Pittman EEO […]

Editorial: Traps in the Pittman vs. USPS EEO Settlement

On May 5, 2014, the Postal Service mailed to RJ Pittman (aka Edmond Walker) EEO class members a Claim Form and Release. Buried in the Release are some severe consequences to be aware of. Pittman EEO class members consist of disabled employees in permanent rehabilitation assignments/limited duty positions whose duty hours during the period from […]

Update on Class-Action EEO Complaint Initiated for Disabled Veterans Against USPS

EEOC has issued a decision that the USPS did in fact breach class settlement agreement. EEOC has granted class agent Clarence Hill the right to sue on behalf of the the 77,000 plus disabled veterans.’ EEOC also granted Hill the right to seek new legal representation to continue the Hill v Donahoe case for disabled […]

USPS Settles Class Action Discrimination Lawsuit Filed For Disabled Veterans

According to Hill vs Potter : Clarence Hill filed a class complaint alleging that the Postal Service discriminated against him and all disabled veteran applicants by making improper pre-employment medical inquiries. On February 18, 2011, Judge Davi named Corey Baskerville, Zedrick Jenkins,and Frank Vander Haar as additional Class Agents. Clarence Hill has not agreed to […]

USPS Blanket Policy To Challenge Postal Employees With Too Much FMLA Leave??

This a quite a lengthy case so I will try to summarize it with key points: The Postal Service was found to have unlawfully discriminated against Michigan Letter Carrier Barbara Passage on the basis of disability, sex, retaliation for EEO activity in the terms and condition of her employment. Additionally,USPS managers/supervisors failed to reasonably accomodate […]