Jury finds N.Y. policy regarding pregnant officers is unfair
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Staff writer
Copyright 2006 Newsday, Inc.
The Suffolk police department's policy of not giving limited duties to officers who can't patrol because of non-work-related injuries is unfair to pregnant cops, a jury decided yesterday in federal court.
While the panel of four men and four women found that the county enacted the policy in 2000 for business reasons, the jury also decided the department should have used less discriminatory alternatives.