Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Cosponsor Annie Kuster Statement on Supreme Court Case Young V. UPS
Washington, DC – This morning, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement regarding the start of opening arguments in the Supreme Court case, Young V. UPS:
“No woman should ever be discriminated against in the workplace simply because she is pregnant, and I was proud to help send an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court supporting Peggy Young, whose treatment by her employer clearly violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act,” said Congresswoman Annie Kuster. “As a cosponsor of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which additionally prohibits employers from treating pregnant workers unfairly, I urge the Supreme Court to fall on the right side of the law and rule against UPS for its unacceptable, discriminatory treatment of Peggy Young.”
Congresswoman Annie Kuster is a strong advocate for fair treatment in the workplace for both genders. She joined 123 Members of Congress in submitting an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court outlining UPS’s violation of the law as set by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. According to this Act, employers must make reasonable adjustment for workers with medical limitations arising out of pregnancy – just like they would for workers with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Earlier this year, Kuster also cosponsored the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which further solidifies the intent of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.