By a vote of 6-3, the Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Peggy Young, a UPS driver who claimed she was illegally discriminated against when she was denied a workplace accommodation that was made available to other employees with similar physical restrictions. The Court concluded that her case should not have been dismissed on summary judgment; rather, she should have had the opportunity to prove that UPS, by refusing her an accommodation it made available to many other restricted workers, committed pregnancy discrimination. Justice Alito agreed that UPS’s victory on summary judgment should be vacated and the case remanded, but based on a different interpretation of applicable law.
Joanna L. Grossman and Deborah L. Brake,
Forceps Delivery: The Supreme Court Narrowly Saves the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in Young v. UPS Verdict
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