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Evangelical Christian denounces USPS and claims that he was fired because he refused to work on Sunday

Evangelical Christian denounces US postal service and claims that he was fired because he refused to work on Sunday

  • Gerald Groff worked for seven years as a postman from Pennsylvania
  • He claims that the USPS has violated his rights by forcing him to work on Sundays
  • Groff is an evangelical Christian who bypasses Sunday as the Sabbath and avoids secular work on that day, the lawsuit states
  • He claims that he had worked “flexibly” because of his religious beliefs, but the arrangement came to an end when USPS started Sunday deliveries
  • USPS forced him to work on Sundays and punished him when he refused, he says
  • The postman was eventually released from his position, lawyers said
  • Groff complains about getting his job back with housing, arrears, and unspecified compensation for emotional distress

An evangelical Christian denounces the US Postal Service (USPS) and claims that he was fired because he refused to work on Sunday.

Gerald Groff, who worked as a postman in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for seven years, claims that the USPS has violated his rights by forcing him to work on Sundays.

Groff is an evangelical Christian who bypasses Sunday as the Sabbath and avoids secular work on that day, according to the lawsuit filed on Friday.

In the court case, Groff claims that he had worked “flexibly” because of his religious beliefs and would offer to record other evenings and evenings that his colleagues would not work.

Gerald Groff, who worked for seven years as a postman for USPS (above) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, claims that his employer violated his rights by forcing him to work on Sundays

Gerald Groff, who worked for seven years as a postman for USPS (above) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, claims that his employer violated his rights by forcing him to work on Sundays

However, this arrangement came to an end when USPS collaborated with Amazon to arrange Sunday deliveries, the suit says.

Groff claims that his employer started working for him on Sunday and when he refused on religious grounds, he was disciplined, including two-week suspensions for his job.

The postman was finally released his position, a statement from his lawyers said.

“In a free and respectful society, the government must recognize those differences among us that make us great, rather than punish those differences, especially when those differences are the result of our sincere religious beliefs,” said one of Groffs attornies, David Crossett.

Groff complains about getting his job back with housing, arrears and unspecified compensation for emotional distress.

The prosecutor also asks the agency to make policies that offer equal employment opportunities for religious observance of the Sunday Sabbath.

“It’s not uncommon for people to ask for reasonable adjustments in their workplace,” said Jeremy Samek, lawyer at the Independence Law Center, one of the firms representing Groff

Groff complains about getting his job back with housing, arrears and unspecified compensation for emotional distress

Groff complains about getting his job back with housing, arrears, and unspecified compensation for emotional distress

Groff complains about getting his job back with housing, arrears, and unspecified compensation for emotional distress

“It’s not uncommon for people to ask for reasonable adjustments in their workplace,” said Jeremy Samek, lawyer at the Independence Law Center, one of the firms representing Groff ABC27.

‘Employers are actually obliged to make reasonable adjustments. It is something that happens every day.

“As a society, we must try to reasonably accommodate people with unique religious beliefs that we can all live and work together in a pluralistic society.”

The postal services did not comment on the lawsuit.

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