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Gratuitous Comments Not Enough For Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

Patricia Rosati has spent most of her career in the 8th Police District in the City of Philadelphia since becoming a police officer in 1996. Sgt. Michael Colello was the administrative sergeant in the 8th District from early 2008 through mid-2012. As Rosati recited the facts, from 2005 through 2014, Rosati took multiple leaves of absence under the Family And Medical Leave Act and frequently worked on restricted duty…

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Pregnancy Not A Disability Under The ADA

Barbara Reynolds began working as a police officer for the Suffield, Connecticut Police Department in March 2006. In July 2008, Reynolds requested, and was granted, a medical leave of absence. On July 27, 2008, while Reynolds was on medical leave, Julia Marsh, Reynolds’s sister, called the police one evening while Reynolds was over at her home to report that Reynolds was out of control. When state troopers arrived, they…

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No Obligation To Offer Light-Duty Job To Pregnant Officer

Geralyn Larsen is a patrol officer for the Township of Branchburg, New Jersey. In June 2001, the Department eliminated its light-duty work policy. On December 9, 2002, Larsen learned from her fertility specialist that she was pregnant. The doctor gave her a note confirming her pregnancy and restricting her to light duty. Citing its policy of not having light-duty jobs, the Department declined to make available a light-duty job…

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Male Officer Not Entitled To Maternity Leave

Ronald Wahl is a police officer for the Suffolk County, New York Police Department. Wahl’s child was born on December 20, 1999, and on January 14, 2000, Wahl requested that he be permitted to take maternity leave and deduct the days taken from his accrued sick leave. Department rules and procedures and the applicable collective bargaining agreement permitted a pregnant female officer to take nine months of leave after…

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Male Officer Not Entitled To Maternity Leave

Ronald Wahl is a police officer for the Suffolk County, New York Police Department. Wahl’s child was born on December 20, 1999, and on January 14, 2000, Wahl requested that he be permitted to take maternity leave and deduct the days taken from his accrued sick leave. Department rules and procedures and the applicable collective bargaining agreement permitted a pregnant female officer to take nine months of leave after…

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Q & A

From California Question: Do you have any information on department policies regarding tattoos, brandings and piercings being visible while an officer is on duty? Answer: We know of no cases on the issue. We are aware that many departments have required that officers cover tattoos while on duty. We do think it clear that such orders are enforceable. The real debate is whether a department’s orders can extend into…

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Border Patrol Agent Not Entitled To Additional Breaks To Express Breast Milk

Josephine Puente was employed as a Border Patrol agent with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station facility in El Paso, Texas. In January 2000, Puente gave birth to a baby girl and elected to breast feed. She returned to full-duty status in March 2000. During her shift, Puente took breaks to express breast milk, which required her to leave her regular post, travel…

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No Obligation To Offer Light-Duty Job To Pregnant Officer

No Obligation To Offer Light-Duty Job To Pregnant Officer Geralyn Larsen is a patrol officer for the Township of Branchburg, New Jersey. In June 2001, the Department eliminated its light-duty work policy. On December 9, 2002, Larsen learned from her fertility specialist that she was pregnant. The doctor gave her a note confirming her pregnancy and restricting her to light duty. Citing its policy of not having light-duty jobs,…

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