‘The Supreme Court’s Job Is Not to Provide Clarity’

Joanna Grossman and Gillian Thomas, ‘Making Sure Pregnancy Works: Accommodation Claims After Young v United Parcel Service, Inc’, 14 Harvard Law and Policy Review 319 (2020). Professors Grossman and Thomas have written a wonderful article that describes how courts have applied Young v United Parcel Service, 575 US 206 (2015), in which the Court considered whether pregnant employees are entitled to workplace accommodations that they need because of pregnancy. The Court’s decision did not resolve the issue; it merely provided trial and appellate courts a structure for thinking about the issue. Consequently, courts have used the Young decision in various, inconsistent ways … (more)

[Henry L Chambers, Jr, JOTWELL, 17 May]

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