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August 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Review Young v. UPS

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Young v. UPS is, at its core, a claim made by a pregnant employee of UPS that the company’s policy of not accommodating pregnant employees with light duty and office jobs, while accommodating other disabled persons, violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.  UPS defended the case by contending that its policy is facially neutral in that it grants accommodations for employees injured on the job but does not grant accommodations for those employees restricted from work because of injuries and events that happen away from the job. Thus, according to UPS, its policy did not discriminate against pregnant women because an employee who…

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