Pregnant cops don’t deserve special treatment just because they have a vagina
by Rebecca Bahret
Pregnant police officer Lyndi Trischler has filed a discrimination claim against the city of Florence, Kentucky, where she works. She says they are refusing to give her modified duty and she medically cannot continue to work her assignment at this point in her pregnancy. The city says they are simply following established policy which doesn't allow for temporary assignments when the member is injured off-duty (and yes, they consider a pregnancy to be an “injury”). This isn't a discrimination issue though, this is an entitlement issue. Newsflash Trischler: Your vagina doesn't make you special.
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