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Suit: Pregnant Detroit police forced to take leave

Published 10/15/2008, The Jamestown Sun

Five Detroit police officers are suing the city, saying they were forced to go on sick leave when their bosses learned they were pregnant, even if they could perform other duties. The officers, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, said they’re challenging a 2004 policy that prevents them from working unless a doctor finds they can crawl in confined spaces, jump from an elevated surface and forcibly make arrests.

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