Attorneys React To High Court Pregnancy Bias Ruling

Law360, New York (March 25, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT) -- On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a Fourth Circuit decision that nixed a pregnancy bias case against UPS, finding that neither party's interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was persuasive. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in Young v. United Parcel Service Inc. is significant.

Tawny Alvarez, Verrill Dana LLP

“The decision decreases the employee’s burden under the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting analysis when analyzing a claim under the PDA. After an employer provides a legitimate non-discriminatory reason for the actions — such as a facially neutral policy — the employee will now be able to overcome that non-discriminatory reason...

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