A pregnant Kentucky police officer whose baby won't survive after he's born is fighting back after she said she was told to use her sick and vacation days after her request to be placed on light duty was denied.
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Florence Police Officer Lyndi Trischler's unborn son has a genetic skeletal disorder and won't survive after she gives birth, WRTV-TV reported. Trischler said that at eight months pregnant, wearing her gun belt and bulletproof vest became too restrictive, but her request to go on light duty — for injured officers who can't take the physical demands of the job — was denied because her pregnancy isn't a work-related injury.
Trischler filed a discrimination suit against the city of Florence through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She said she was permitted to go on light duty when she was pregnant with her first child.
"I was told that if I'd have timed it better that I wouldn't be going through this," Trischler told WRTV. "That if I had waited and saved up my vacation and sick time, that I wouldn't be dealing with this problem, basically."