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ACLU joins appeal against emergency services provider for alleged discrimination against pregnant EMT

Rickey Stokes

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Date: Nov 30 2018 2:58 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union is joining a federal court appeal on behalf of a former EMT who is suing for discrimination based on her pregnancy.


Kimberlie Michelle Durham, the former EMT, is appealing the dismissal of her federal pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Rural/Metro Corporation, a national provider of emergency and fire services in underserved areas.


The ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project and the ACLU of Alabama are joining the suit being led by Birmingham attorney Heather Leonard in federal court.


The complaint alleges that the company refused to temporarily reassign Durham to a less strenuous job while she was pregnant. She claims Rural/Metro violated her rights under federal law because the company had a policy of providing temporary assignments for employees who are injured on the job, but refused to extend the policy to her, forcing her to take leave without pay for the next six months until her due date.


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