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US Postal Services Settles Discrimination Class Action for $17.3M


This is a settlement for the Disability Discrimination lawsuit.

Washington, DC: A $17.3 million settlement has been reached in the discrimination class action brought against The U.S. Postal Service by employees with disabilities.

Some 41,000 past and current postal service employees are involved in the discrimination class action, which details complaints over restricted work hours from 2000 through to 2012. These reduced work hours are allegedly due to employees' permanent disabilities. The lawsuit alleges the practice violated the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which bars federal agencies from discriminating against disabled employees.

The settlement has received preliminary approval from an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) administrative judge and is expected to receive final approval from the EEOC in July. If finalized, class members may be eligible to receive up to $300 per employee – but it depends on how many people file claims.

Although the settlement still needs final approval from the EEOC, members of the class are supposed to get formal notification of the agreement next week.

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Published on Jun-14-13


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it is very unfortunate that such practice is yet in place today. It is sad that such an act of intentional discrimination is a common practice in UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE HISTORY. Citygate Post Office (Columbus Ohio)

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i was injured while working for the PO in 1996 and was notified of a lass action lawsuit for discrimination against employees with disabilities, only not to hear another word and to find out the actions of the PO haven't changed.

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The lawsuit has not changed the USPS discrimination tactics. I was put in this lawsuit and given a promotion in hopes that it would remove me from the lawsuit. I was also told that I had better plan on retiring or dying in that job because I would never be allowed to be promoted. It was true, after 9 yrs. of being denied promotion after promotion I finally filed an EEO complaint. They are only allowing the last job that I put in for saying that the timeline to file on all of the others was untimely. I have applied for 16 jobs in the last 4 yrs. alone, only to be constantly denied. It is embarrassing and humiliating with all of my 23 years experience and knowledge only to be rejected for Postmaster positions to be given to PMR's and clerks with 2 or 3 years experience. I want a lawyer to help me with this EEO, if there is anyone out there willing to take on the USPS?

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I was forced to retire in 2005 at age 60 because of all the bull sh*t of being hurt on the job.
I' am 72 now on my last legs and still no money, I really don't care about amount just want satisfaction of making them pay for their actions before I die.

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