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Bus Driver Claims Discrimination

In a lawsuit filed toward the end of 2012, a former JeffTran bus driver claims she was fired because she had “severe morning sickness” and migraines when she was pregnant that year.Catrina Davis filed a complaint citing the Missouri Human Rights Act against the City of Jefferson and Transit Director Richard Turner on December 21.According to documents obtained by ABC 17 News Monday, Davis was told she had to take extended leave or resign because of prolonged sickness due to her pregnancy in February 2012.Davis claims other drivers, notably males, would be given “light duty” if they were injured. She said she was told there was no “light duty” to be had and that she was placed on long-term leave before being fired in May 2016.Lawyers for Davis have requested a jury trial.A representative for Jefferson City declined to comment today because the lawsuit is pending in the courts.Stay with ABC 17 News and as this story develops.

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