• Pregnancy Discrimination Law Update
  • January 29, 2013 | Authors: YiLing Chen-Josephson; Lisa E. Cleary; Adam Pinto; Catherine A. Williams
  • Law Firm: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - New York Office
  • In an important ruling for employers, the Fourth Circuit recently underscored that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) does not require employers to provide pregnant workers with special accommodations. Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No. 11-2078 (4th Cir. Jan. 9, 2013). When Peggy Young became unable to lift heavy packages due to her pregnancy, she asked UPS, her employer, to accommodate her by putting her on the light work duty that it offered to disabled workers and those injured on the job. Young filed suit after UPS refused.