Pregnant Workers Backed by U.S. Supreme Court in UPS Case

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Pregnant Workers Backed by U.S. Supreme Court in UPS Case - Bloomberg

    The U.S. Supreme Court backed the rights of pregnant workers, reviving a lawsuit by a former United Parcel Service Inc. driver who had to leave her job after her doctor recommended she not lift heavy items.

    The justices, voting 6-3, sent the case back for a possible trial, which would center on UPS’s reasons for refusing to offer Peggy Young light-duty work even while giving temporary assignments to workers recovering from on-the-job injuries.

    UPS contended that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act leaves room for companies to have neutral policies like seniority systems and special preferences for workers who are injured on the job. A federal appeals court had backed UPS and thrown out the suit.
     
  2. Wes Wessel

    Wes Wessel New Member

    Congrats.