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US Supreme Court to hear pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against UPS in December

Author: Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post (USA), Published on: 3 November 2014

"Meet The Working Mother Taking Her Pregnancy Discrimination Case To The Supreme Court", 31 Oct 2014

When Peggy Young became pregnant in 2006, she had every intention of continuing to work delivering packages for UPS in Maryland…Her doctor recommended that she not lift more than 20 pounds for the first 20 weeks of her pregnancy. Based on the doctor's note, UPS placed Young on unpaid leave…Although UPS often put workers with other conditions on light duty, it told Young that such accommodations wouldn't apply to an "off-the-job" condition such as her pregnancy…Young sued UPS alleging discrimination, and her case, Young v. UPS, is now before the Supreme Court…In a memo sent to employees this week…[UPS] announced that it will begin offering light duty to pregnant workers on Jan. 1…UPS maintains that its decision to deny Young an accommodation was "lawful at the time it was made,"...The company said it decided to alter the policy to respond in part to new guidelines from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which investigates workplace discrimination…

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Related companies: UPS