The Postal Service Fired Thousands of Workers for Getting Injured While Delivering and Processing Your Mail

USPS forced out 44,000 workers who got injured on the job. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the effort, part of a five year program, violated the law. But the Postal Service has fought its workers’ claims since 2007.

Within months, the U.S. Postal Service fired her, one of about 44,000 employees who were either fired or left their jobs under pressure over five years in a program that “targeted” employees with work-related injuries, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A commission ruling on the class action complaint also found that the Postal Service discriminated against an additional 15,130 injured workers by changing their work duties or accommodations, and unlawfully disclosed the private medical information of injured workers across the country.

Now, more than a decade later, despite the ruling, the Postal Service is still fighting the class-action complaint. It has refused to settle, stating in its latest financial report that the case’s outcome could have a “material impact” on the agency. The EEOC plans to go case by case through about 28,000 claims, and the Postal Service is contesting each worker’s allegations, which could drag out the process for years. To dispute many of the claims, the Postal Service is arguing that the workers aren’t providing sufficient proof that they actually had disabilities or were harmed by the program.

Also See: Have You Been Injured Working for the U.S. Postal Service? — ProPublica

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The USPS engaged in illegal activity? No, it can’t be true. The USPS operates differently than other federal agencies? Well of course it does. The USPS upper and middle management thinks it’s clerks and carriers are the scum of the Earth and should be Walmart greeters? We know this. And this is just another reason why USPS should be privatized, along with its rampant Fraud, Waste, and Abuse of financial resources.

All of those safety talks you have to read and then sign that you have read are for using against you if hurt. They are not just for your information and your well being.

Probably, but always keep a copy of each one signed off by management. Especially vehicle repair tags. And get signed copies of all medical incidents to include on the job injury wording. Management is Lazy and sloppy when it comes to anything other than writing up employees. Document everything and always wear regulations shoes or have medical documentation from your physician on file in HR if you have to wear specialty shoes.

Good info, Denise!

You shouldn’t have to sign any additional documents for anything employment related because it’s covered in the collective bargaining agreement.

A few bad apples cause this problem. Fraud and lazy employees playing games should be fired. Physical limitations my eye, there is plenty of work to be done at all the plants. I personally know of a vet who carries with a missing leg.