A pregnant police officer has won her lawsuit claiming that she was discriminated against based on her female sex when the police department refused to assign her to light duty when she became pregnant.  The police officer, Tara Germain, was given the choice of working through her pregnancy or taking unpaid leave.  The jury found that the police officer was discriminated against based on her gender by the denial of a light duty assignment, because it disproportionally impacted women and did not have a rational business justification.  The jury also found that the police department's refusal to allow the officer's husband to donate accrued leave time to her was retaliatory.

Source:  Newsday
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