UPS Statement on Supreme Court Decision

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  1. ROBO MOD

    ROBO MOD I'm a Robot Staff Member

    UPS is pleased that the Supreme Court rejected the argument that UPS's pregnancy-neutral policy was inherently discriminatory. Instead, the Supreme Court adopted a new standard for evaluating pregnancy discrimination claims without ruling for either party, and sent the case back to the lower courts for further consideration under the new standard. We are confident that those courts will find that UPS did not discriminate against Ms. Young under this newly announced standard.

    In October 2014, reflective of workplace policy changes and the general work environment, UPS elected to voluntarily change its approach to pregnancy accommodations. The new policy that went into effect January 2015 serves to strengthen UPS's commitments to supporting women in the workplace and to treating all workers fairly. UPS provides industry-leading benefits to both its full-time and part-time employees because our people are at the heart of our company's success. We have been in business for more than 100 years and have learned that the ability to change and adapt is fundamental to our success.