UPS Roundtable: Young v UPS

Law Professors, Attorneys to Analyze Young v. UPS Case on Pregnancy Discrimination

Two professors and two local attorneys will analyze the oral arguments made in the Young v. United Parcel Service Supreme Court case during a roundtable discussion Jan. 29 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Frey Moot Courtroom at UST School of Law’s downtown Minneapolis campus. A reception will follow.

Young v. United Parcel Service centers on a part-time UPS driver who lost seven months of wages and her medical insurance when the company refused to accommodate the lifting restrictions her doctor recommended during her pregnancy. UST School of Law professors Thomas Berg and Teresa Collett served as counsel on an amicus brief filed for the case on the worker’s behalf, with Professor Elizabeth Schiltz also contributing. Their brief had the support of both pro-life and pro-choice advocacy groups.

Berg and Collett will serve as panelists at the Jan. 29 event alongside Sara Gross Methner, general counsel for St. Thomas, and Melissa Raphan, partner and labor and employment department head for Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. Schiltz is the program moderator and also co-director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy, which is hosting the program in partnership with the UST Women Law Student Association.

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