May 13, 2010 Press Release
Dennis C. Pfannenschmidt, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced a verdict in favor of the United States Postal Service. According to U.S. Attorney Pfannenschmidt, George J. Erbe, age 63, of York, Pennsylvania, filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Postal Service, alleging that the Postal Service retaliated against him for filing a discrimination claim. Mr. Erbe sought over $300,000.00 in damages.
The Postal Service was able to establish that it did not return Mr. Erbe to work at the East York Post Office because he failed a fitness for duty examination and was unable to meet the requirements of the rural carrier associate position. United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner presided over the four-day trial.
This case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa A. Swauger