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Supreme Court Weighs Clash of Postal Worker’s Sabbath and Sunday Deliveries

posted on April 18, 2023

Adam Liptak of The New York Times reports that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a suit from a former mailman who resigned from the Postal Service because his evangelical Christian beliefs barred him from working on Sundays, as he was required to do. The former postal worker, Gerald Groff, said, “I’m put into a situation where I have to choose to honor my earthly authority or do what I know is right to honor God.” The case will test the limits of the court’s previous ruling on Sabbath accommodations which only required employers to accommodate religious employees if the costs to the employer were functionally insignificant. The court’s composition has changed significantly since that ruling, however, and it has been receptive to religious parties in recent years.

Read at The New York Times