USPS doesn’t have to exempt carrier who won’t deliver packages on Sunday

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) was not required to exempt a mail carrier from delivering Amazon packages on Sundays, when he observes the Sabbath, and dismissed his religious discrimination claims.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision said the accommodation sought by Gerald Groff, a former rural mail carrier in Pennsylvania, would have placed an undue hardship on USPS by straining the agency’s resources and forcing his coworkers to take on more shifts.

Groff quit his job in 2019 after his supervisors refused to give him a blanket exemption from working on Sundays, according to court filings. He accused USPS of violating federal anti-discrimination law by failing to accommodate his religious practice.


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Sunday delivery is ridiculous for a federal agency. A handful of citizens get worked to death and rest sit at home and draw a check and get packages delivered.

You’re a complete idiot!! When’s the last YOU actually did any type of “work”??? FYI that’s why it’s called a JOB where you get compensated for completing the JOB

The headline is misleading of course. USPS has failed to show this causes a burden on them. So explain how they have operated without delivery on Sunday for hundreds of years but only NOW it’s somehow a burden on them after a few years with an Amazon contract? Seems like an easy argument for the attorneys to make.

This is not only a deliberate attack on religion but also proves the lack of compassion this company has for it’s employees.