Justice Pregnant workers' rights: Supreme Court takes up UPS driver's case (+video)

The justices appeared divided on Wednesday on whether the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act would have required the company to offer a light-duty assignment to a pregnant driver whose doctor ordered her not to lift anything heavier than 20 pounds.

By , Staff writer

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A divided US Supreme Court on Wednesday took up the case of a pregnant United Parcel Service driver in Maryland who was denied a light-duty accommodation after her doctor advised her to avoid lifting anything heavier than 20 pounds.