Bloomberg Law
Jan. 14, 2020, 8:55 PMUpdated: Jan. 14, 2020, 11:04 PM

11th Cir. Mulls Pregnancy Bias in Light of High Court Ruling (2)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

A federal appeals court in Alabama will consider whether employers can categorically deny pregnant employees’ accommodation requests as they would for workers who suffered off-the-job injuries.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit will hear oral argument Wednesday in a former emergency medical technician’s attempt to revive her pregnancy bias lawsuit against emergency response company Rural/Metro Corp. An Alabama federal judge threw out the EMT’s lawsuit, ruling that she failed to show the company treated her less fairly than coworkers with similar limitations.

Front and center in the case is the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Young ...