Kentucky Police Officers Win Pregnancy Discrimination Case

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FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) – The Justice Department has announced an agreement in a pregnancy discrimination case involving two police officers in northern Kentucky.

The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2fiDEd1 ) reports the agreement, pending court approval, will result in new accommodation policies for pregnant employees and employees with disabilities in Florence. It also includes a payout of $135,000 to the officers.

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The Justice Department says Florence Police Officers Lyndi Trischler and Samantha Riley were denied light-duty requests in 2014 because of their pregnancies. Instead, it says the city required them to take paid and unpaid leave.

Once the court approves the settlement, Florence has 30 days to draft new policies, pending further approval. The $135,000 in damages and attorney’s fees Florence agreed to pay each officer will also restore paid leave they were forced to use

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

 

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