Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2023 / 13:17 pm
The Supreme Court of the United States decided Friday to hear the case of Gerald Groff, a Christian former postal worker in rural Pennsylvania who was reprimanded and threatened with being fired for refusing to work on Sundays.
Arguing that he was wrongfully targeted because of his religious convictions, Groff filed a lawsuit for violations of his religious rights.
According to his attorneys, Groff v. DeJoy could have significant implications for the religious rights of employees across the country.
Groff began working for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 2012 but did not experience problems until 2013, when USPS started requiring him to work Sunday shifts as part of the service’s contract with Amazon.