Pregnant Workers Backed by U.S. Supreme Court in UPS Case

Pregnant Workers Backed by U.S. Supreme Court in UPS Case

March 25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court backed the rights of pregnant workers, reviving a lawsuit by a former United Parcel Service Inc. driver who left her job when the company wouldn’t provide the less strenuous work recommended by her doctor.

The justices, voting 6-3, sent the case back for a possible trial, which would center on UPS’s reasons for refusing to accommodate Peggy Young’s needs while giving temporary assignments to workers recovering from on-the-job injuries.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that federal law mandates employers to accommodate pregnant women on the same terms as everyone else,” Carol Robles-Roman, president of the women’s-rights group Legal Momentum, said in a statement.

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