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October 02, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its September jobs report. The following is a quote from Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, National Women’s Law Center:

October 01, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, United Parcel Service (UPS) and Peggy Young reached a resolution of all claims in Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, which was argued in the Supreme Court in December, 2014.  The case raised for the first time the issue of whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer to give light duty to a worker if she needs it because of pregnancy when the employer provides light duty to workers with similar limitations in their ability to work stemming from disability or on-the-job injury. In a 6-3 decision in March, 2015, the Supreme Court remanded Peggy Young’s case, allowing her to press her claim in further proceedings.

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In response to a complaint filed by the National Women’s Law Center, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found that girls in the Deer Valley Unified School District (AZ), the Wake County (NC) Public Schools, Columbus (OH) City Schools, the Houston Independent School District and the Irvine Unified School District (CA) are underrepresented in athletics programs.

A coach in Birmingham, Alabama, Roderick Jackson was not afraid to speak his mind. When he witnessed the inferior practice and game conditions provided for his girls’ high school basketball team, compared to those provided for the boys, he complained to school administrators, calling it as he saw it: unfair sex discrimination.

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September’s Jobs Data show a growth of 142,000 jobs, 42 percent of which went to women. 142,000 jobs was less than was predicted and this number, combined with a revision of August job gains down to 136,000 from the initial estimate of 173,000, shows an economic recovery that is slowing down. Over the past three months, monthly jobs gains have averaged only 167,000.

This week, in anticipation of the Supreme Court Term beginning next Monday, NWLC has described some of the cases that the Court has decided to review that present issues important to women.

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