Join us next Wednesday, Dec. 3, in front of the Supreme Court for the Stand With Pregnant Workers Rally!
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Peggy Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case that will determine whether and when the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer to make accommodations for a worker who needs them because of pregnancy. The Supreme Court’s decision will have a major impact on working women across the country.
Peggy Young, a delivery truck driver, was forced to take unpaid leave after her employer refused her request for a “light-duty” assignment, even though her employer had given these assignments to other employees who were temporarily unable to perform their jobs. Young’s doctor had advised her not to lift more than 20 pounds while pregnant. Instead of receiving a temporary accommodation, Young lost her income and her medical coverage for the duration of her pregnancy.
Stand with us in support of Peggy Young and pregnant workers. No woman should have to choose between her job and her pregnancy.
WHAT: Stand With Pregnant Workers Rally
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Supreme Court of the United States (1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543)
National Campus Organizer Alyssa and Campus Communications Associate Taylor will be at the Capitol South Metro Station at 9 a.m. to meet the group and distribute some rally swag, so be sure to meet us there! We’ll all walk over to the Supreme Court building together before the rally begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, email Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org!
See you next week!