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Beyer Applauds SCOTUS Decision in Young v. UPS

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Washington, March 25, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
U.S. Representative Don Beyer applauded the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stand with former United Parcel Service (UPS) driver Peggy Young this morning, ruling that the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by forcing Mrs. Young to take unpaid leave rather than accommodating her pregnancy, as required by law.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important victory for Peggy Young, working women, and American families,” said Rep. Beyer. “No woman should ever be considered ‘too much of a liability’ to remain in the workforce simply because she is starting a family. Nor should any woman ever be forced to choose between her health and the financial security of her family. The Court was right today, but it is not the last step. We must work together to ensure that all expectant mothers are treated justly and that includes a full, fair, paid family leave policy.””

Beyer added: “This decision actually helps the economy. The robust participation of women has boosted our GDP and corporate productivity rates. The economic empowerment of women is a key to our economy’s growth and the success of American companies.”

Click here to learn more about the Court’s decision.

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