The goal of this policy is to provide options that allow for an officer to remain working in a full-time capacity and performing full-duty assignments, in combination with alternative duty assignments, for as long as reasonably possible. This policy seeks to ensure a woman’s right to work free from discrimination and to protect the property interest she has in her job, while guarding against the risks inherent in the performance of her duties.
This agency recognizes that its diverse workforce is a valuable asset and that trained and experienced female police officers are a critical resource. Pregnancy is a temporary physical condition, unique to women, which may or may not affect an employee’s ability to perform many of the usual duties of her job classification. This policy establishes procedures to modify full-duty assignments and, when needed, provide temporary, alternative duty assignments to eligible pregnant law enforcement officers when they are unable to safely perform all of the essential functions of their normal assignments.