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April 2015 Archives

Supreme Court rules on landmark pregnancy discrimination case

Several years ago, an employee of the United Parcel Service became pregnant. On the advice of her physician, she requested that she be placed on lighter duty for the remainder of her pregnancy so that she could avoid lifting packages weighing more than 20 pounds. Rather than grant this request, UPS insisted that the worker take an unpaid leave of absence from her position. This was a particularly unjust course of action given that UPS had granted a great number of other employees accommodations related to their physical challenges.