USPS ordered to accommodate employee’s religious belief. Complainant filed an EEO alleging the U.S. Postal Service discriminated against her based on her religion and retaliated against her. After investigation, Complainant requested a hearing before an EEOC Administrative Judge. However, the AJ dismissed the case via a decision without a hearing and the USPS adopted the decision as its Final Agency Decision. Complainant appealed to the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). The OFO held that the Complainant had shown a bone fide religious belief that prevented her from working on Sundays. It further found that the Agency failed to accommodate her and that it had not proven the accommodation would be an undue hardship. The Agency was ordered to provide a reasonable accommodation. However, the OFO did not reverse the reprisal claim.
Heidi B. v. United States Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120182601 (Nov. 8, 2019) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0120182601.pdf
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