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Category Archives: Maternity Leave

Employers Should Consider Light Duty For Pregnant Employees

The Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Discrimination On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case regarding failure to accommodate light-duty restrictions. Plaintiff Young was a part-time driver for UPS when she became pregnant in 2006. While drivers were required to lift up to 70 pounds, […]

How Legal Gay Marriage Changes the Employment Relationship

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples have the right to enter into a legal marriage.  The Court determined that, by banning such marriages, States were violating the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution (the Equal Protection clause) and thus, struck down those bans on same-sex marriage. Obviously, this decision has […]

FILING ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES IN A “WRONGFUL DISCHARGE” CASE.

Continuing my series explaining the steps involved with filing a wrongful discharge case, today’s post presents a broad overview of the process of filing administrative charges. STEP 3:  FILING CHARGES WITH THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT ENFORCE EMPLOYMENT LAWS. So called wrongful discharge cases arise under State law, Federal law or both.  Depending upon the nature […]

Can My Employer Fire Me While I’m on Pregnancy Leave?

It seems like common sense that an employer should not be able to terminate an employee who misses work due to pregnancy.  Unfortunately, common sense does not always find its way into the law.  And, even in cases where the law does provide protection, employers don’t always follow the law.   So, if you are pregnant […]

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