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USPS Did Enough to Accommodate Clerk Robbed On-Job at Gunpoint

Dec. 29, 2021, 8:05 PM

A U.S. Postal Service customer service clerk failed to show she was denied reasonable accommodation for her disability when she returned to work after being robbed at gunpoint while on the job, the Seventh Circuit ruled.

The USPS granted Henrietta Simpson’s request not to be assigned to her usual work station until protective glass could be installed by initially letting her work at a different station with protective glass and always scheduling at least one other employee to work with her, the court said. Simpson later returned to her usual window after protective glass was installed, it said.

That was ...