Courts Toss Too Many Pregnancy Claims, Workers' Org Says

By Braden Campbell (May 9, 2019, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Pregnant workers claiming they were unfairly denied adjustments to help them do their jobs have struggled in court despite a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision directing employers to more readily accommodate pregnancies, according to research released Thursday by a workers' advocacy group.

Of the 43 failure-to-accommodate claims brought under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and resolved under the rubric of the Supreme Court's Young v. UPS decision, pregnant workers have lost 29 claims, or about two-thirds of the time, the family-focused legal advocate A Better Balance said.

"Was Young correctly applied, most of these cases also potentially would have come out" in...

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