U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Pregnant EMT

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled in favor yesterday of a pregnant woman who was forced out of her job as an EMT due to her pregnancy.

Working as an EMT “required her to lift 100 pounds regularly.” After becoming pregnant, “her physician advised her to refrain from lifting more than 50 pounds while she was pregnant”. The woman asked “for a temporary light-duty or dispatcher assignment for the duration of her
pregnancy”. Her request was denied.

The case will now return to the district court for final proceedings.

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