FL Lawyer: Pregnancy Case a Tough Call

Dec 4, 2014
Hollified Legal Centre

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could affect how pregnant workers are treated on the job.

Peggy Young was denied a request to go on ‘light duty’ by her employer- UPS. Instead, she was put on unpaid leave and had her health insurance suspended. The supreme court will decide if an employer who accommodates the medical needs of non-pregnant workers must do the same with pregnant workers. A ruling isn’t expected until this Spring.

Winter Park Attorney Travis Hollifield won a similar case before the Florida Supreme Court.

Orlando Sentinel

Although the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration won’t confirm that it is investigating shipping companies in its effort to reduce prescription drug abuse, both FedEx and UPS say their shipments from online pharmacies have been targeted, the Orlando Sentinel reports.