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Texas USPS worker claims breach of discrimination pre-arbitration agreement

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By Marian Johns | Jan 15, 2020

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BEAUMONT — A United States Postal Service (USPS) worker is claiming the federal government has breached their discrimination pre-arbitration agreement.

Wendy Holst filed a complaint Dec. 30 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against the USPS, Postmaster General Megan Brennan and The United States of America alleging discrimination and breach of an arbitrary agreement.

Holst began working at the Warren, Texas Post Office in 2016. She alleges that her suspension on Sept. 9, 2016 and eventual firing were in retaliation for her filing grievances against a supervisor. Holst filed a discrimination claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on March 14, 2017 and reached a pre-arbitration agreement. She claims the USPS breached the agreement by not reinstating her until Jan. 19, 2019 and has failed to award her back pay. 

Holst seeks $453,322.13 in monetary relief, interest, trial by jury and all other just relief. She is represented by Casey Hargroder of Kebodeaux, Hargroder & Associates LLP in Beaumont. 

Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:19-CV-00641-MJT

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