United Auto Workers v. Johnson Controls, Inc.

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  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment
  • Rights of Pregnant Women
  • Authored Amicus Brief
1991

Determined whether a policy that prohibits women of childbearing age from participating in occupations that could be detrimental to their reproductive capacities constitutes sex discrimination.

Decision

The Supreme Court rules that employers cannot treat all women of childbearing age as "potentially pregnant," by holding that a factory cannot bar women from certain jobs based on the potential risk should they become pregnant.