Peggy Young was working part-time as a delivery driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when she became pregnant. Though her job description required that she be able to lift 70 lbs, she could lift no more than 20 lbs during her pregnancy. She asked UPS for accommodations, either temporary desk work or assistance lifting heavy packages. UPS argued that Young didn’t meet their criteria for light duty and required her to take unpaid leave. In 2008, she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2014.
This fall, the College of Engineering and Computer Science will launch a new Master’s program catered to increasing opportunities from automotive industries in the Chattanooga area, including the 4,000 new jobs and $1.1 billion in capital investments of 2015 alone, as described on the program’s website.
Beginning Fall 2016, UTC’s College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies will offer three new graduate programs: Master of Social Work along with Master of Science and Master of Interior Design. All three programs are accepting applications for enrollment now.
Research Psychology Masters Student Tommy Coleman was recently selected as national graduate student co-representative for the American Psychological Association’s (APA) division 36, the Society for Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.