High Court Raises Burden for Employers on Pregnancy Bias

Employers are not required to give pregnant workers the same accommodations that they offer workers with other disabilities, but need to establish a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for any difference to avoid liability for pregnancy discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Practice

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Briefs & Arguments

  • Justices Debate Costs and Benefits of EPA Pollution Rules

    By Tony Mauro

    The Obama administration's ambitious effort to reduce power plant pollution underwent tough scrutiny Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether the Environment Protection Agency should have given more consideration to the costs involved in writing its regulations.

  • Amicus Brief Reveals History of Government Anti-Gay Bias

    By Tony Mauro

    As a young clerk in the U.S. Bureau of Standards in 1971, Charles Baker received a letter from the Civil Service Commission accusing him of "immoral, infamous, scandalous and notoriously disgraceful conduct," namely homosexual acts. Five months later he was fired.

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Rulings

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Courtside

  • New Hires Join U.S. Supreme Court Community

    By Tony Mauro

    Two personnel moves of interest to those who practice before or write about the U.S. Supreme Court: Mara Silver is the court’s new emergency applications clerk, and Kate Shaw will help ABC News cover the court and legal issues.

  • Kagan Law Clerks Play Cameo Role in 'King v. Burwell'

    By Tony Mauro

    During Wednesday's otherwise dry oral argument in King v. Burwell, Justice Elena Kagan added some pizzazz with a hypothetical that brought the technical issues to life.

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