This Nov. 14, 2014, photo, shows Peggy Young, of Lorton, Va., with her daughter Triniti, 7, in Washington. Young was pregnant when the company told her she could not have a temporary assignment to avoid lifting heavy packages, as her doctor ordered. She sued UPS for discriminating against pregnant women and, after losing two rounds in lower courts, the Supreme Court will hear her case Wednesday.

This Nov. 14, 2014, photo, shows Peggy Young, of Lorton, Va., with her daughter Triniti, 7, in Washington. Young was pregnant when the company told her she could not have a temporary assignment to avoid lifting heavy packages, as her doctor ordered. She sued UPS for discriminating against pregnant women and, after losing two rounds in lower courts, the Supreme Court will hear her case Wednesday.

In 2006 a pregnant woman named Peggy Young was advised not to lift anything heavier than 20 pounds. Her employer – United Parcel Service – refused to put her on temporary light duty. She was placed on unpaid leave instead, causing her to lose her health benefits, pension and months in wages. She filed a lawsuit, alleging discrimination. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears her case. Business groups have sided with UPS, saying the company acted within the law. President Barack Obama, many members of Congress and employees’ rights groups disagree. Join us as we discuss Young v. UPS and its broader implications.

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  • Jeffrey Rosen president and CEO, The National Constitution Center; professor, George Washington University Law School; legal affairs editor, The New Republic; author of "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America" and co-editor, "Constitution 3.0."
  • Elizabeth Milito senior executive counsel, National Federation of Independent Business.
  • Fatima Goss Graves vice president for Education and Employment at National Women's Law Center.

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