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The jury found that the policy itself was discriminatory, and, additionally, that the Department discriminated intentionally against two of the officers. All six officers get damages.
There’s a lot of screaming going on in this office.
Quoth Cassy: “This is a great decision because it sends a message to all police departments that discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is illegal and unfair.”
No press yet — we’ll update as the stories hit the wire. For now, just celebration.