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Arthur Ehrlich, partner in the employment law firm of Goldman & Ehrlich, recently obtained a judgment on behalf of an employee against the United States Postal Service. The plaintiff was a federal employee and was able to perform various duties and jobs as a mail handler for the USPS. Instead of making a good faith effort to accommodate her disability, the postal service removed her from the job she was able to perform, and forced her into one that exacerbated her disability. After a trial before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an Administrative Law Judge ruled that the postal service’s failure to allow the employee to perform available work within her medical restrictions violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. The Administrative Law Judge awarded her lost salary and attorney fees.
Representing federal employees poses a special challenge because in contrast to private employment, there are different rules, proceedings and time periods that apply to employees working for federal agencies. The Chicago employment attorneys of Goldman & Ehrlich have extensive experience representing federal employees in discrimination and wrongful termination cases.If you would like to have Goldman & Ehrlich represent you in your case contact us today online or by phone at 312.332.6733 to get started.