SCOTUS rules in favor of Christian postal worker

by ian


The Supreme Court delivered what many are calling a victory for religious liberty after the majority of justices ruled in favor of a Christian postal worker.

The court overturned a ruling against Gerald Groff, a postal worker who sued the United States Postal Service after they did not accommodate his requests to have Sundays off. After multiple tries, Groff resigned from his position and sued his former employer.

Previous court rulings have allowed employers to deny religious accommodations that have more than a minimal cost and so his case was rejected by the Third Circuit Court. However, the majority opinion, which was authored by Justice Samuel Alito, establishes a new standard of “substantial hardship”.

According to a report by religious law group Beckett Law, 86% of religious accommodation claims were denied under the old standard.