Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2022, 6:10 PM

USPS Beats Christian Worker’s Suit Over Sunday Amazon Deliveries

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The US Postal Service showed that accommodating a religious letter carrier’s request not to have to work Sunday delivering packages for Inc. was an undue hardship, and the agency was properly granted judgment in the case, a divided Third Circuit ruled Wednesday.

The ruling clarified what makes a religious accommodation acceptable under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

An accommodation must completely eliminate the conflict between the worker’s religious beliefs or practice and the employer’s work rule, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said. That view is backed by US Supreme Court and prior ...

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