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Clearly the most significant case handed down during the 2015 survey period was the March 2015 decision by the United States Supreme Court in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. In Young, the Supreme Court decided that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) does, in fact, require employers to offer workplace accommodations to pregnant employees in order to remain on the job. This case has almost certainly required a host of employers to review and probably revise the leave policies they had in place prior to the decision being handed down. Otherwise, the 2015 survey period was a busy, but unspectacular, year. Of course, in what has become an annual tradition, there was the usual large number of unpublished (and often per curiam) decisions handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, most of which were decisions affirming summary judgment in favor of the employer.