Tampa, FL asked in Mergers & Acquisitions, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida

Q: Which fed crime is it to handle fed mail at a business where USPS drops off mail and security sorts it for residents?

If usps drops of a bunch of mail and its up to security with no mail certification to sort mail and throw out “junk” mail which is up to discretion of the officer, then what crime is commited. Im looking for any reference to a statute in florida law. Also any reference to the possibility of being fired due to refusal to handle/ sort mail when it is not the job of security personnel.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Presumably residents have agreed that junk mail be discarded by security. If so, it would not be a crime to do so (and in any event it would be a federal matter; you will not find Florida state statutory law on the subject). Assuming that, you can be fired for refusing to do your job as assigned.

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