Moms to Rally at Supreme Court in Support of Pregnancy Discrimination Victim
December 1, 2014
MomsRising and Partner Organizations to Gather in Support of Peggy Young, Share Stories of Unjust Workplace Policies
WASHINGTON, DC ̶ On December 3rd, the U. S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Young v. UPS, a case which examines a workplace policy that discriminates against pregnant workers and could have far-reaching health and economic implications for women and families around the country. UPS employee Peggy Young was pregnant when she requested that she not be required to lift more than 20 pounds, as advised by her doctor. UPS denied her request, despite having made such accommodations for many other classes of employees. Young was forced on unpaid leave and lost her health benefits.
MomsRising members, along with their children and coalition partners, will gather at the steps of the Supreme Court to rally in support of Young and share similar stories from around the country of unfair workplace policies that discriminate against pregnant women.
Stand with Pregnant Workers Rally
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3
U.S. Supreme Court Steps
MomsRising members will share stories of pregnancy discrimination that speak to the pressing need for the Supreme Court to make clear once and for all that policies like those at issue in the UPS case are illegal under current federal law.
Media note: Media are welcome to attend the rally. For more information or to coordinate interviews with participants, please contact Gretchen Wright or Kim Hayes, (202) 371-1999.