SCOTUS Rules on Pregnant Woman’s Workplace Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court decided yesterday in favor of a pregnant woman who sued her employer for putting her on unpaid leave. Peggy Young asked UPS if they would accommodate her because she couldn’t lift heavy boxes, and they said no. Her manager reportedly told her that "she was too much of a liability" to work as a driver or be given another job temporarily. The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision in her favor doesn’t rule on the merits of Young’s case, but ensures that she gets to argue her claim before a lower court. What could the ruling mean for Young and future cases?

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Lisa McElroy - Drexel University - @ProfLisaMcElroy

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Barbara Bogaev

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Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal