Frank C. Morris, Jr., a Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Employee Benefits practices, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, in “Kroger Denies Pregnant Workers Light Duty, Class Lawsuit Claims,” by Patrick Dorrian. (Read the full version – subscription required).
Following is an excerpt:
“Employers are still grappling with” the Supreme Court’s ruling in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 1338, 126 FEP Cases 765 (U.S. 2015), “and certain circumstances” in which they had light-duty policies in place that limited such assignments to workers injured on the job, management-side attorney Frank C. Morris Jr. told Bloomberg BNA Nov. 16. He’s with Epstein Becker & Green P.C., for which he heads the firm’s employment, Labor and Workforce Management practice in the Washington office and is co-chair of its ADA and Public Accommodations Group.
Companies “are moving away” from such policies, he said. His advice to employers that haven’t done so is that they should, Morris said.