Supreme Court agrees to hear massive religious liberty case involving postal worker

 January 15, 2023

The Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could have massive implications for employees seeking accommodation for their religious practices.

The Court is set to hear Groff v. DeJoy, which was brought by Gerald Groff, a Christian mailman who says he was discriminated against by the U.S. Postal Service after he refused to deliver packages on Sundays.

Groff worked as a mailman from 2012 to 2019 but it was in 2013 when USPS took a contract with Amazon which led to Groff and his fellow mailman being required to take Sunday shifts.

Groff was forced to get coworkers to cover his shift because USPS refused to acknowledge his religious convictions and he had to choose between his beliefs and feeding his family.

First Liberty senior counsel Stephanie Taub, who filed the motion for the Supreme Court to hear Groff's case said, "No American should be forced to choose between their religion and their job. We are asking the Court to overturn a poorly reasoned case from the 1970s that tips the balance in favor of corporations and the government over the religious rights of employees."

It wouldn't be unreasonable to say that the conservative majority Supreme Court will likely come down on the side of religious freedom which is great news for Americans around the nation.