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BRIDGEPORT, Conn.

Pregnant firefighter made to take unpaid leave

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Bridgeport has placed a pregnant firefighter on unpaid leave, forcing her to do without a paycheck until the birth of her baby at the end of the year. Regina Scates, a six-year firefighter, is being forced to use her 11 days of accumulated vacation and personal time. Under terms of the contract, the checks will then stop. The 36-year-old Scates, a mother of two, said she could be assigned to light duty. Scates said she has been disciplined for using too much sick time, and she fears she is being targeted for termination. Fire Chief Brian Rooney said he is reviewing the matter and will issue a decision in a few days.

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