Justices revive case claiming UPS discriminated against pregnant worker
Justices revive case claiming UPS discriminated against pregnant worker - The Washington Post
Thoughts are?The court ruled 6 to 3 that Peggy Young, who worked for the company in Landover, Md., should get another chance to show that UPS was wrong to force her to take an unpaid leave rather than give her the lighter duty her doctor had said was appropriate.
The 1978 act, passed in reaction to a previous Supreme Court ruling, made clear that sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of “pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.” It also directs employers to treat pregnant employees the same “as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work.”
Why would a pregnant women, not be given light duties? Not like she is pregnant forever.