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GEORGE N. ROY Plaintiff
vs.
MARVIN T. RUNYON Postmaster General Defendant


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Issues:
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, disability benefits, policy and procedure, public employee.
 
Case Summary:
A former employee of the U.S. Postal Service files suit against the service, alleging a violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Postal officials terminated George Roy's employment due to unsatisfactory attendance and insubordination. Roy later entered a treatment program for substance abuse. He worked for several as a painter and eventually applied to the postal service for reinstatement as a letter carrier. The service interviewed Roy and performed an extensive review of his application. The service later sent Roy a rejection letter. Roy subsequently filed suit, claiming the service violated the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
This is the first judicial review of the case.
 
Outcome:
Roy loses. The U.S. District Court for the District of Maine ruled in favor of the postal service and dismissed Roy's complaint.