Hegwine v. Longview Fibre, Supreme Court No. 78728-0 (view WELA’s brief)
Plaintiff was offered a job as an order checker at Longview Fibre, but was fired after the employer learned she was pregnant.?WELA argued before the Supreme Court that the case was correctly decided by the Court of Appeals under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and that any analysis of the case under disability discrimination law would be incorrect and inconsistent with the requirements of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.?The Supreme Court agreed, confirming that Longview Fibre’s refusal to employ a pregnant woman was sex discrimination and ruling that pregnancy is not a disability subject to a reasonable accommodation analysis under disability law.