In a dramatic turn of events, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) finds itself embroiled in a legal battle, accused of discriminatory practices against its minority workers. The lawsuit, spearheaded by postal police officer Adrianne Clayton, alleges a stark contrast in treatment between predominantly white postal inspectors and Black and Hispanic postal police officers (PPOs).
Discriminatory Treatment Unveiled
Clayton’s proposed collective action, unveiled in a California federal court, sheds light on a troubling disparity. While postal inspectors enjoy access to an anonymous counseling program, the self-referral counseling program (SRCP), PPOs are left in the dark. The lawsuit contends that this discrepancy not only violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act but also undermines the anonymity that the SRCP promises.