by Bryan Pieper, Esq.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a pregnant employee who claimed United Parcel Service (UPS) committed sex discrimination in violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) when it refused to accommodate her doctor's restriction that she not lift more than 20 pounds. Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 575 U.S. ___ (2015)
The trial court granted summary judgment to UPS, dismissing the lawsuit prior to trial, and the Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal. The Supreme Court reversed that decision and sent the case back to the trial court, stating that the plaintiff was entitled to have her case decided at trial.Read More