Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Can Backfire, Experts Warn - New York Times In one prominent legal case, Peggy Young, a former employee of the United Parcel Service, was told to get a note, said Ms. Gustafson, her lawyer. Her doctor recommended that her lifting of parcels heavier than 20 pounds be restricted. Instead, U.P.S. placed Ms. Young on unpaid leave. She sued for discrimination; in March, the case was reinstated by the Supreme Court. Even the best educated doctors may not understand legal ramifications.