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Pregnant CVS Worker Says She Was Forced to Walk Home in Blizzard

Oct. 17, 2017, 1:52 PM

A CVS pharmacist in Manhattan says she was forced to walk more than a mile home while five months’ pregnant during a blizzard after she was denied permission to leave work before mass transit shut down.

Polina Medvetskiy alleges she “begged to leave” during the January 2016 storm, but her supervisor made her stay even though Medvetskiy already had been ordered to close her store and an emergency travel ban was in place.

CVS otherwise discriminated against her while she was pregnant, including denying her more frequent breaks during her third trimester, after her doctor found she was experiencing pregnancy-related...

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