Category Archives: Employment

Young v. UPS Heads to SCOTUS: What You Need to Know

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) to determine whether the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of … Continue reading

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“I should not have had to sue my employer to have a healthy pregnancy or keep breastfeeding”

Guest Blogger: Bobbi Bockoras As a mother of three children, working in the manufacturing industry, I am truly in the minority: I’m one of 30 women in our facility and the only one with small children. Still, I hardly thought … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project Calls for UPMC to Stop Its Challenge to Equal Employment Opportunity Regulations

By Tara R. Pfeifer, WLP Staff Attorney  Make sure your voice is heard on this issue, please sign this petition. On February 5, 2014, Susan Frietsche, Senior Staff Attorney at the Women’s Law Project (WLP), spoke at a press conference … Continue reading

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Working Mom Scores Preliminary Victory in Breast Pumping at Work Case

By Tara R. Pfeifer,  WLP Staff Attorney Plaintiff, Bobbi Bockoras, won the first battle in a lawsuit against her employer, Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. (d/b/a Verallia North America), who she alleges discriminated and retaliated against her for asserting her right to … Continue reading

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Slow & Uneven Progress: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 35

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Thirty-five years ago today, President Carter signed into law the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law superseded the U.S. Supreme Court’s misguided … Continue reading

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Firing New Mother for Planning to Pump Breast Milk at Work Is Illegal

By Aly Mance, WLP Undergraduate Intern The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sued Houston Funding II, Ltd. on behalf of new mother Dominica Venters, who was dismissed from her job following her maternity leave.  Venters disclosed to her manager … Continue reading

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How Long Will Equal Pay Take to Achieve?

By Terry L. Fromson, WLP Managing Attorney and Kate Michelman, President Emeritus of NARAL Pro-Choice America and Co-Chair of WomenVote Pa, an initiative of the WLP The Equal Pay Act became law fifty years ago today.  Unfortunately, we remain far from … Continue reading

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