Pregnancy Discrimination in the Supreme Court

Posted on Dec 01, 2014

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in an important pregnancy discrimination case, Young v. UPS.  Young claims that UPS violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act when it refused to assign her to a light-duty job, which became necessary because of her pregnancy, although the company made such assignments for male employees who had non-work related conditions requiring a temporary light duty assignment.  Although it fired Young, UPS has since adopted just the policy and procedure that Young had requested.  

There are numerous reports on the case including in the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today

Basically, the case will decide whether corporations must treat pregnant employees the same as they do male employees who have a non-work related medical conditions requiring a temporary light duty assignment.  Probably the corporation will win by a 5-4 vote, continuing the long-running corporation winning streak and extending the long-running losing streak for ordinary working Americans in the Supreme Court.  

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