An EEOC Administrative Judge has approved a settlement in the Pittman v. USPS Class Complaint in which the complaint alleged discrimination based on disability against a class of employees in permanent rehabilitation positions, on a nation-wide basis. Class members include individuals with disabilities in permanent rehabilitation positions who allegedly had their duty hours restricted between March 24, 2000 and December 31, 2012. Class members should expect to receive written notice concerning the claim procedure within the next month.
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As certified by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pittman Class Action (formerly Walker Class Action) alleges that the Postal Service violated the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by restricting the duty hours, including overtime, of employees with disabilities in permanent rehabilitation positions/assignments during the period March 24, 2000 through December 31, 2012.