The Family Way

We are now in hurry-up-and-wait mode. We may not know until June what the U.S. Supreme Court decides about Peggy Young’s suit against United Parcel Service. And that decision is anyone’s guess, since court watchers report that the justices were guarded during oral argument. Young was a UPS delivery driver in Maryland in 2006, when she … Continue reading

What Do Employers Owe Pregnant Employees?

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case testing the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, the federal law that protects working mothers. The trouble is, no one is clear on precisely what that means. Petitioner Peggy Young was a UPS delivery driver in Maryland when she became pregnant in 2006. Young’s … Continue reading

Parenting in a Bad Economy

The New York Times magazine’s current cover story reads like an article in search of a trend. The Times interviewed three educated women who stayed home with their young children and are now ready to work again. The article may induce anxiety in stay-at-home mothers and validate working mothers, but does it really teach us … Continue reading