GUYANA: 3 constables dismissed for being pregnant

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Three members of the Georgetown City Constabulary in Guyana have been dismissed for becoming pregnant.

The dismissals took place, in apparent violation of the Constitution and the Prevention of Discrimination Act in Guyana expressly prohibiting discrimination on the ground of pregnancy.

The dismissal letters state that the pregnancies were a violation of a department policy that prohibits female constabulary officers from becoming pregnant during the first two years.

Several female constabulary officers told Stabroek News that the prohibition against pregnancy in the first two years of service has always been the policy of the constabulary.