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Former USPS Worker Disciplined for Refusing to Work on Sundays Appeals Case to Supreme Court

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By Kayla Koslosky - Posted at Christian Headlines: A former U.S. postal worker has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a circuit court ruled that the U.S. Postal Service did not have to accept the employee's request to be off on Sundays because of his Christian faith. According to The Christian Post, the appeal was filed by First Liberty Institute, the Church State Council, the Independence Law Center and Baker Botts LLP on behalf of Gerald Groff. The appeal argues that the ruling by a three-judge panel for the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against Groff's religious beliefs. Title VII, the appeal says, "generally prohibits an employer from discriminating against an in- dividual 'because of such individual's… religion.' 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e-2(a)(1), (2)." Read more...