FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer says department discriminated against her while she was pregnant, forcing her from the job for a second time after she sued a year ago over similar actions.

Jennifer Panattoni claims the Frankfort Police Department refused to assign her to non-patrol duties or provide a protective vest that covered her growing belly.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois filed a federal lawsuit for Panattoni against the village in 2017 over her treatment after becoming pregnant in 2015.

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The ACLU says Panattoni became pregnant again early this year. It says Panattoni faced taking a 50 percent pay cut although male officers needing job modifications because of injuries haven’t faced pay cuts.

Frankfort Village Administrator Rob Piscia says it complied with state and federal law.

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