Here in Greenbelt, we are honored to be home to the U.S. District Court; one of two federal trial courts in Maryland. The courthouse is where documents were recently filed on behalf of a former employee of an area self-storage company.
Regular readers will recall that our most recent post was about a female Maryland delivery driver who is to have her claims against an employer heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in Young v. United Parcel Service. She was a part-time driver who became pregnant and then had her request for accommodations rejected by the company. She had given supervisors a doctor’s note saying that she should not lift more than 20 pounds; all UPS drivers are required to be able to lift 70 pounds.
A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will review a Maryland case. The court will be looking at Young v. UPS to determine the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and to what degree employers must accommodate pregnant employees with light duties and the like.