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Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women
Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women

In a case that could have a profound impact on the rights of pregnant employees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled over whether a Maryland UPS driver faced discrimination when she was asked to leave her job because her pregnancy prevented her from lifting heavy packages. At issue is whether a 1978 federal law requires companies to assign expecting mothers light duty or shorter hours if the business makes the same accommodations for injured workers. Peggy Young, a Virginia resident who worked in Landover, Md., sued United Parcel Service in 2008 when a manager told her the company would not reassign her and that she could no longer perform her current job when her midwife recommended...

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