Pregnancy in the Line of Duty: Pregnant Police Officers' Constitutional Rights and the Real-World Implications of Protecting Them

Thursday, March 18, 2010
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Room 528

The increase in the number of women joining the ranks of police forces has grown significantly over the past three decades. With that growth has come a new challenge, namely, how and whether police departments must accommodate pregnant police officers under civil rights statutes, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Many female police officers who have been denied reasonable accommodations due to their pregnancies have sued claiming discrimination, with varying results. This panel will explore the legal arguments for and against providing reasonable accommodations to pregnant police officers, and the policy and real-world ramifications of those decisions for both the affected women and the public-at-large.

Presented by the Program on Law and Government



Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff & General Public – no charge
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