High Court UPS Ruling Means Changes To EEOC Guidance

Law360, New York (March 25, 2015, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday breathing new life into a pregnancy bias suit against United Parcel Service Inc. won plaudits from worker advocates including the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, even though the ruling was critical of recent EEOC pregnancy discrimination guidance that will now have to be changed.

The high court's 6-3 decision vacated a Fourth Circuit decision in UPS' favor in a Pregnancy Discrimination Act case brought by former delivery driver Peggy Young, who was denied light-duty work while pregnant in 2006. But Wednesday's decision said it didn't endorse either Young's or UPS' interpretations of the PDA and sent...

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