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Supreme Court Lightens Load for Pregnant Employees

30 26.03.2015 Инфо

The Supreme Court made it easier Wednesday for women to sue their employers for failing to accommodate a pregnancy.
In a 6-3 decision the court revived a lawsuit brought by a former United Parcel Service driver named Peggy Young who sued the company —- under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 —- after it denied her “light duty” when she became pregnant. Young will now have the opportunity to allege discrimination under the theory set forth in today’s opinion. The decision, which allows pregnant women to sue their employer even when they don’t have direct evidence of discrimination, will likely prompt employers to accommodate pregnant employees more readily than they have in the past.