Supreme Court Considers Christian Mail Carrier’s Refusal To Work Sundays

Supreme Court (OTP)
  • An evangelical Christian former mail carrier’s fight with the U.S. Postal Service over his refusal to work on Sundays gives the Supreme Court another chance to widen religious rights but also has led to a debate over whether religious people are more legally deserving than others to weekend days off from work.
  • The justices are set to hear arguments on Tuesday in an appeal by Gerald Groff, a former mail carrier in Pennsylvania, of a lower court’s ruling rejecting his claim of religious discrimination against the Postal Service for refusing to exempt him from working on Sundays, when he observes the Christian Sabbath.
  • Groff sued after being disciplined for repeatedly failing to show up when assigned a Sunday work shift.