‘Young’ Decision Is a Game Changer for Federal Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

June 3, 2015Articles Mid Atlantic Staffing Association Newsletter

On March 25, the United States Supreme Court handed down a much-anticipated decision inYoung v. United Parcel Service. The Supreme Court's decision broke some new ground, but stopped short of the sweeping interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) that the plaintiff advocated.

The plaintiff, Young, complained that United Parcel Service (UPS) violated the PDA because it failed to accommodate her lifting restrictions caused by her pregnancy, yet it offered light duty to drivers injured at work who were disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or who lost their Department of Transportation certifications after failing a medical examination.

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