Lacount v. South Lewis SH OPCO

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  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment
  • Rights of Pregnant Women
  • Joined Amicus Brief
2017

Determined whether the treatment from the employer to a pregnant employee violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

The Supreme Court reaffirmed the central purpose of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in Young v. United Parcel Service, which assured that employers do not force women out of the workforce due to pregnancy. In the present case, LaCount was forced out on the unpaid leave that ultimately resulted in her termination.

The brief argued that the District Court’s decision in the present case had errors in its ruling and that this misinterpretation and the misapplication of the liability standards announced in Young would prevent many women facing pregnancy discrimination from pursuing their claims in court.