I know air conditioning is a luxury in some states/cities, but I feel like these employees drive in the heat, and if it's 110 outside, it's a lot hotter inside the car/van/truck. They put some crappy little fan in some of them, but tell employees to suck it up. Someone at her work had to go to the hospital for heat exhaustion, and the people in charge laughed at them. This can't be legal. There are laws against animals being in cars without A/C, how is it even ethical to make an employee drive around without A/C in Las Vegas of all places!
The short answer is that there is nothing illegal about having employees drive cars without A/C. You also have to consider that, in the case of a USPS driver, getting in and out of the vehicle repeatedly, A/C in the vehicle is going to lead to a significant increase in fuel consumption.
Also, you have to remember that when the vehicle is moving, the apparent temperature will come down a bit. And the laws about animals only applies to leaving the animal alone in a locked vehicle -- especially with the windows rolled up.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, so if you're in another state, I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
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