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Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law
Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires. Some say it means employers must provide pregnant women with special treatment such as lighter duties or shorter hours, if such accommodation is needed. But others insist no preferential treatment is mandated as long as pregnant women are treated the same as other workers with a similar temporary disability. That means an expectant mother could be fired if a company's policy would take the same action against an employee who suffered, say, a back injury and...

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