The Supreme Court has been on a roll lately. And Democrats can’t really seem to stop them. Last year, they ended 50 years of murder and death by overturning Roe v. Wade. This week they scored a win for true equality, ending a practice in colleges that shows special treatment to students over skin color.
And now, they are scoring a major win for the First Amendment. A U.S. post carrier was denied Sundays off for worship. It seems the USPS did not respect his religious rights, so he took the case to the highest court in the land. And in a 9-0 decision, the court set the record straight.
From NBC News:
The Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for employees to seek religious accommodations in a case involving a lawsuit brought by an evangelical Christian mail carrier who asked not to work on Sundays.
The case involved a claim brought by a Pennsylvania man, Gerald Groff, who says the U.S. Postal Service could have granted his request that he be spared Sunday shifts based on his religious belief that it is a day of worship and rest.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Christian postal worker, who was denied Sundays off from work. The Civil Rights Act required employers to provide accommodations for workers, preventing discrimination over religion.
But it appears the U.S. Postal Service made it difficult for a religious employee to request Sundays off.
Groff had to go all the way to the Supreme Court to make sure he had his First Amendment rights protected.
What’s really interesting is that this was a unanimous ruling. Even the three liberal justices (and Chief Justice Roberts, who is often considered a moderate vote) sided with the Christian postal worker.
They decided that an employer has to make accommodations for their workers, as long as it doesn’t cause “undue hardship” to the company. I think giving a man a day off so he can go to church is hardly undue hardship.
This decision further protects all Americans’ First Amendment rights. And will encourage the Post Office, and all employers, to take our rights seriously.
- The Supreme Court voted 9-0 in favor of a Christian fighting for his religious rights.
- Gerald Groff was unable to request Sundays off from the USPS for worship.
- The court voted that employers must make accommodations for workers under the Civil Rights Act.
Source: NBC News