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Black Woman’s ‘Puppet Master’ Evidence Spurs USPS Job Bias Trial

Dec. 2, 2021, 5:18 PM

The U.S. Postal Service may have discriminated against a Black female postmaster in Louisiana based on race and sex when it filled a lateral position she sought with a White man, a federal judge in New Orleans ruled.

The USPS cited several reasons for selecting Todd Melancon over Loquita Vallery and two other White workers who applied for the manager of post office operations position in August 2017. MPOOs manage all operations of a designated group of post offices, though the job is classified at the same level as postmaster, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ...

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