When your manager tells you, “They’re making me do this,” make sure to ask why they’re making her do this.

Laing v. Federal Express Corporation, 703 F.3d 713 (4th Cir. 2013).  In Laing, the plaintiff lost her case in the trial court and on appeal. Both courts applied a legal standard whereby all facts had to be viewed and all reasonable inferences had to be drawn in the light most favorable to the plaintiff. The plaintiff described […]

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You can treat pregnant employees badly, so long as you treat all your employees badly.

Young v. UPS, ___ F.3d ____, No. 11-2078 (4th Cir. Jan. 9, 2013). Peggy Young began working at UPS in 1999. From 2006 until the end of her employment with UPS, she worked as a part-time, early morning driver. In July of 2006, Young requested and received a leave of absence so that she could undergo in […]

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