In Fight Against UPS Discrimination, Pregnant Workers Get Boost From Top Court
October 11, 2020 | News | No Comments
A former United Parcel Service delivery driver demanding restitution for discrimination she allegedly faced while pregnant just won a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a 6-3 decision on Wednesday, the justices tossed out a lower court ruling that had dismissed the case of the plaintiff, Peggy Young. The decision effectively sends the complaint back to the lower courts, giving new life to a case that has broad implications for pregnant workers across country.
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When Young became pregnant in 2006, she requested a temporary change in job duties to avoid lifting heavy packages—at the recommendation of her doctor. UPS said no and forced her to take unpaid leave. As a result, Young lost her health benefits, in addition her income.
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