June 29, 2011

Female Firefighters Decry New Pregnancy Policy

Posted in Gender Equity, Sexism tagged at 9:31 PM by minoritybrief

from Black America Web

Firefighters face the very real possibility of serious injury and death every time they answer an emergency call. But some female firefighters in the nation’s capital claim they encounter perils on the job their male counterparts are not forced to endure.

Pregnant firefighters in Washington, D.C. used to have the option of desk duty instead of hauling heavy hoses and placing themselves and their unborn children in imminent danger before a new policy took away that option.

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