From the monthly archives: March 2015

The Court didn’t actually decide whether UPS violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by denying Young’s request for light duty; instead, it sent the case back to the Fourth Circuit along with a new framework for deciding. But what about pregnant workers at other companies who are denied accommodations? Writing in the Huffington Post, Continue Reading

The Supreme Court gave pregnant workers a big victory this week, but not in the way they had once hoped. In its decision in Young v. UPS, the court’s majority found a compromise position between a broader reading of anti-discrimination law favored by former UPS driver Peggy Young and a narrow reading favored by the […]

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So what does this mean for working moms-to-be all around the country? We asked Tom Spiggle, author of the book You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired: Protecting Mothers, Fathers, and Other Caregivers in the Workplace, and founder of the Spiggle Law Firm based Arlington, Virginia that focuses on workplace law. His take: It’s an enormous […]

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The gender discrimination trial that has captured the attention of Silicon Valley is moving toward its final hours, and it appears that Ellen Pao, who brought the suit against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins, may be holding more marbles. “I think the case is going quite well for her,” said Tom Spiggle, an employment attorney […]

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