Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Can Backfire, Experts Warn

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    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.
     
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    What, precisely, should the note say in order to protect the pregnant worker or any other worker in this situation?