A coalition of civil rights organizations is pushing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide greater workplace accommodations, such as light duty, for pregnant employees.

In a letter to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Partnership for Women & Families said, “The Postal Service continues to maintain a legally indefensible position that allows for discriminatory treatment against its own employees.”

The Postal Service disagreed.

USPS “policy fully complies with existing law related to the accommodation of employees with workplace limitations, including pregnancy-related limitations,” said Darlene Casey, a Postal Service spokeswoman. “Employees with pregnancy-related limitations may also, if eligible, apply for light-duty assignments under the terms of applicable collective-bargaining agreements and postal policies.”

Read more in the Federal Diary.