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USPS

Was Inconsistent Treatment of Asian USPS Worker Discrimination?

As we have previously noted, employees are filing more and more retaliation cases. In 1997, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accepted 16,394 charges alleging retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but that number swelled to 33,082 in 2016.

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fraud

Forged Doctor’s Note Triggers FMLA Fraud Investigation

Recently, a Justice Department official offered this sage advice: “If you’re going to defraud the government with a doctor’s note, make sure to spell the name right.” This was exactly the case for one Colorado U.S. Postal worker, who decided to defraud the government for 2 years—claiming she was suffering from cancer.

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Massachusetts

No FMLA Bias in Termination of Letter Carrier, 1st Circuit Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—recently ruled in favor of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) after it terminated an injured letter carrier who was out on leave. Although the employer escaped liability in this case, the facts clearly reveal that it wasn’t for lack […]

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