Www.WalkerClass.com – USPS Disability Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
The amount of this case is $17.3 million. The reason for this is because USPS is charged with discrimination. This discrimination is against all those who work for USPS who have disabilities. The lawsuit was initially filed by Edmond Walker in 2000. His hours for work each week was limited to only 14 hours because of his disability. He also was not allowed to work overtime. The case is known as Edmond Walker, et al. v. Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster United States Postal Service. The case number is 541-2008-00188X. You can get more information about the case at the www.WalkerClass.com site.
You are considered a member of the class if you had a disability any time from March 24, 2000 to December 31, 2012 and that you had a Workers Comp program accepted. So you can still be an employee of USPS to be considered a class member and you can also be a former employee. You will be considered as long as you were an employee at anytime within the time period mentioned. There will be about 40,876 class members. If you are eligible to take part, then you will most likely get a notice in the mail. At this point in time, you are required to file any forms in order to participate int he USPS Disability Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Settlement at the www.WalkerClass.com site. You can object if you want. The court will consider your objections when making a decision whether to approval the settlement. Right now preliminary approval has been granted.
If you are required to fill out a claim form, one will be mailed to you. You will also receive instructions on how to fill out the form. In addition you will also get information on when to submit it. This will be a hard deadline that you will have to adhere to. If for whatever reason, the court decides not to approve the settlement, then you will not receive any money. If this is approved however and you are required to file a claim form, then after you have filed, the settlement administrator will review your claim. Only when your claim is considered valid will you get any kind of compensation. If there is something that needs to be resubmitted, you will be notified to that effect. Also if additional information is required, you will also be notified about this. The amount of money you will get will depend on each individual case. The statistical expert of the class counsel will doing all the calculations. This person or persons will calculate to find out how much you should get from the settlement fund.
At this point in time, when you file the claim form, you will not have to submit any other documents with it. So this means that you do not have to worry about any other documentation that you may need. Even if you are not working for USPS anymore, you can still file. The only caveat is that during the time period known as the class period, you were considered a permanent rehabilitation employee. If you are unsure if you are a class member, then you should call or get in touch with the class counsel. They should be able to inform you whether you should file a claim or not. If even after talking to the class counsel, you are still not 100% sure, I suggest that you file anyway. This is because the settlement administrator will go over your claim and if you are eligible, it is better to submit than not to submit. The entire process can take a while. So do not expect to get anything soon. In fact, in some cases, it can even take years.
Most people get so little from settlement claims that they forget that they have to pay taxes on what they receive. So if you receive anything that is substantial, you will definitely have to file your taxes. Make sure that you do this on time. You do not want to have the IRS on your back. Especially if the amount is small. If for some reason, you are denied the claim, you will be notified. So you will know for sure. You will get this information from the class counsel.
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