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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, May 13, 2015:
A U.S. Supreme Court decision last March related to the rights of pregnant workers was viewed as a victory for women in the workplace. But what it did was actually send the case of Peggy Young back to a lower court.
Young was a part-time driver for United Parcel Service (UPS). When she became pregnant, her doctor said she should lift no more than 20 pounds. Her job at UPS required Young to lift at least 70 pounds. UPS said Young couldn't work under those restrictions.
Young went to court saying UPS had made similar accomodations for injured workers and the court agreed.
On Wednesday's Smart Talk, we'll look at what the ruling means for pregnant workers and for employers too.
We'll also explore what the law says about pregnancy and employment.
Joining us are Tara Pfeifer, a staff attorney with the Women's Law Project and Dr. Colleen Krajewski with Physicians for Reproductive Health.
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