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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Monell v. Department of Social Services
Citation:436 U.S. 658 (1978)
Monell (Petitioner) represented a class of female employees of the Department of Social Services of New York (Respondent), alleging that the Department had an official policy that compelled pregnant employees to take unpaid leaves of absence before such leaves were required for medical reasons. Monell filed a civil lawsuit against the Department requesting declaratory and injunctive relief that would require the Department to change this policy regarding pregnant employees.
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