Tulsa Woman Files Suit Against USPS: ‘They Were Punishing Me For My Pregnancy’

A Tulsa woman is suing her employer, the United States Postal Service. In her lawsuit, Robin Jones claims the USPS broke federal law by failing to accommodate her high-risk pregnancy.

Jones works as a custodian at the downtown Tulsa post office. Back in 2014, when she was pregnant with her daughter, the job was especially grueling.

“Cleaning, mopping, sweeping, pushing, pulling heavy stuff,” Jones explained. “Working with chemicals, stuff like that.”

Additionally, Jones was a high-risk pregnancy because her first child had been born premature years before.

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  • Pulgany

    How does a custodian do ones job from a desk? She wanted 4 hours behind a desk. What work would be done? Order supplies? Guess what there is a maintenance craft job that exists to do that. A job bid on by seniority perhaps with best qualified consideration. Toby he union that means senior person in reality. The Post Office cannot bump that person to give the claimant the work.

  • common sense

    So you’re saying the USPS can never provide light duty to any employee?

  • Pulgany

    I can be difficult but it depends. Again what can a custodian do from a desk?

  • common sense

    Probably the same things a mail handler , a carrier, or an MVS driver could, I guess.