201412.04
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Pregnancy Discrimination Act Is Main Topic At Supreme Court

Pregnancy Discrimination Act Is Main Topic At Supreme Court The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tussled over the meaning of the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act Wednesday. The issue is whether the law allows companies to suspend pregnant workers, while allowing other workers with temporary disabilities to remain on the job. In 1976, the Supreme…

201412.03
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Did UPS Discriminate Against Pregnant Worker By Firing Her?

Did UPS Discriminate Against Pregnant Worker By Firing Her? Women’s reproductive rights are once again before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. Only this time, pregnancy discrimination is the issue and pro-life and pro-choice groups are on the same side, opposed by business groups. In 1976, the Supreme Court ruled that an employer that does…

201412.01
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Former UPS Driver Presses Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Former UPS Driver Presses Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Young was pregnant with Triniti, who’s now 7 years old, when UPS told Young that she could not have…

201411.25
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Florida Lawmakers File Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills

Florida Lawmakers File Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills Measures that would prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on the job and in public housing and accommodations will get another chance in the Florida Legislature. Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, and Sen. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Boynton Beach, filed bills in the Florida House and Senate respectively that would…

201411.24
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Amsted Rail’s Hiring Practices Violate Discrimination Laws

Amsted Rail’s Hiring Practices Violate Discrimination Laws Amsted Industries, Inc. and Amsted Rail Co. Inc., a leader in the manufacture of steel castings for the rail industry, improperly used physical tests and applicants’ health histories in the hiring process at their Granite City, Ill., facility, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a…