Lenora Lapidus

Lenora M. Lapidus is the director of the ACLU Women's Rights Project.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Pregnant Employees Have the Same Right to Light-Duty as Other Workers
Peggy Young worked for UPS delivering letters and packages. When she became pregnant, her doctor recommended that she avoid lifting more than 20 pounds. She requested a light-duty position so she would not have to lift heavy packages. Sounds reasonable, right? Not to UPS it didn't. Instead, the...
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Fight to Let Pregnant Women Work Reaches the Supreme Court
Peggy Young worked for UPS delivering letters and packages. When she became pregnant, she requested but was denied less strenuous work. She was then forced off her job. We first told you about Peggy's story back in 2012, when the ACLU announced its support for her appeal. We argued that Peggy Young...
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Monday, August 26, 2013
Celebrate Women's Equality Day – Support Equal Pay Today
On this Women's Equality Day - the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote - I'm struck by all the ways in which women have yet to attain equality. Also, because this August 26 comes two days before the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, I'm reflecting on all the ways in which Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of racial equality and social justice remains a dream unrealized.
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