Supreme Court to hear pregnancy discrimination case | MSNBC
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Peggy Young got pregnant, she could still do most of her job as a UPS driver, except lift boxes heavier than 20 pounds. But despite the fact that UPS had policies to work around other workers’ restrictions – if they were injured on the job, or if they had certain disabilities – Young was told she could take unpaid leave or leave her job. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether what happened to Young is legal. Discriminating against pregnant workers has been illegal since 1978. But lower courts, like the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel that ruled in Young’s case, have interpreted the law so narrowly that many women have found themselves unprotected.
The hitch has been when a pregnant woman can do her job but, for example, needs a stool to sit on or can’t climb the occasional ladder. The core question is whether it is enough for employers to be essentially pregnancy-blind, or whether they have to treat pregnant workers the way they already accommodate employees with some limitations, the way UPS did for injured or disabled workers.
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I hope she wins because this is an insult to womens rights and pregnant women everywhere.
She wanted to keep working, didnt need much of anything to do so and was told no and placed on UNPAID LEAVE with NO INSURANCE . . . .really?
shes only trying to bring a child into this world, pay and insurance isnt needed
why are we like the only developed country that doesnt have protected maternity leave? pathetic
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