1st Circuit: No Requirement To Accommodate Pregnant Worker’s Lifting Restrictions
(March 7, 2016, 2:37 PM EST) -- BOSTON — A First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on March 2 upheld a trial court’s finding that a discount retailer’s failure to accommodate a pregnant worker’s lifting restrictions did not constitute disability discrimination or violate New Hampshire law (Nicole Lang v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P., No. 15-1543, 1st Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 3909).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160311-009Z.)
Nicole Lang was hired by Wal-Mart Stores East L.P. in July 2010 as an “unloader” at the company’s Raymond, N.H., distribution center. Essential functions of an...