In a 6-3 decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a pregnant employee who brought a discrimination lawsuit against her employer for refusing to grant a pregnancy-related lifting restriction. While the case is an important victory for employees overall, in some cases, the Court’s ruling might actually make it harder for victims of pregnancy discrimination to prove their claims. The case is Young v. UPS, Case No. 12-1226.
As Cleveland pregnancy discrimination lawyers, we have seen a number of cases involving pregnant workers denied lifting restrictions by their employers, particularly in the healthcare field and factory setting. For these employees, the Court’s decision is going to have a significant impact on whether they can successfully pursue a claim. [Read more…]