SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Regulators say ambulance company American Medical Response will settle a discrimination lawsuit after it refused to provide its pregnant Spokane, Washington employee a temporary reprieve from heavy-duty work. AMR will pay $162,500 to a paramedic to resolve a lawsuit brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

It alleged that rather than offer her light-duty work, the company told her to take unpaid leave for the final days of her pregnancy.

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The company, based in Colorado, provides medical transportation for the city of Spokane and several other surrounding communities. An AMR spokesperson declined to comment on the settlement.

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