This website is maintained by the Settlement Administrator in the Hill v. Donohue
Class Action Settlement. The purpose of this website is to provide information to Class Members about the Settlement Agreement entered into between the parties in this case.
Please Note: The Office of Federal Operations has upheld the settlement, and checks were mailed to eligible class members on October 2, 2012.
The Settlement Agreement resolves all Potential Class member claims regarding the challenged practice in this case. Class Members are defined to include: any disabled veteran who applied for employment with the United States Postal Service (USPS), seeking disabled veteran’s preference, who between March 19, 2004 and the present, have been asked by the agency to bring medical documentation, in excess of that required to verify their entitlement to the preference, to an interview before an offer of employment is made.
The challenged practice in this case is the USPS asking a disabled veteran applicant seeking disabled veterans’ preference to bring medical documentation to an interview, in excess of that required to verify his entitlement to the preference, before a conditional offer of employment had been made.
To be eligible to file a Claim Form for a monetary award, you must be a Class Member who also applied for employment within a USPS District during a time period in which the parties agree there is evidence of a pattern or practice of the Challenged Practice. Click here for a list of those Districts and time periods. Please note that the deadline to file a claim has passed.
If you received a Notice and NOT a Claim Form, it is because, according to the USPS’s records, you are not eligible to file a Claim Form because you did not apply for employment within a USPS District during a time period in which the parties agree there is evidence of a pattern of the USPS asking disabled veteran applicants to bring medical documentation, in excess of that required to verify their entitlement to the preference, to an interview before an offer of employment is made. If you disagree with the determination that you are not eligible to file a Claim Form and wish to submit a challenge to demonstrate your eligibility, please click here
The deadline to file a Claim Form was August 8, 2011
. That deadline has passed. More information on relevant deadlines can be found here
The Honorable Philip S. Davi is the assigned Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Administrative Judge in charge of this class action. Administrative Judge Davi held a hearing on September 1 and 2, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, to evaluate the fairness and reasonableness of the settlement. After the Fairness Hearing, Administrative Judge Davi entered an order approving the settlement. Notice of Final Agency Action was mailed to all class members on September 27, 2011.
The Office of Federal Operations approved the Settlement. The Settlement Administrator mailed Settlement Share checks to individuals who were eligible to receive a share of the Settlement on October 2, 2012, and those checks expire on April 2, 2013.