Supreme Court rules for Christian mail carrier who refused to work Sundays

August 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday for employees to seek religious accommodations in a case involving a lawsuit brought by an evangelical Christian mail carrier who asked not to work on Sundays. As a result, she added, the Postal Service expects to ultimately win the case. The justices in a unanimous ruling written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito clarified a 1977 Supreme Court ruling called Trans World Airlines v. Hardison. Based on his request for an accommodation, his managers arranged for other postal workers to deliver packages on Sundays until July 2018. ET): An earlier version of this article misstated the date of an appeals court ruling in the case.