A pregnant Staten Islandtransit policewoman who requested restricted duty in a letter remindingher employer of potential “serious liability exposure” has a sex discriminationclaim against the agency if it places her on unpaid medical leave, an EasternDistrict judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge DavidG. Trager said this week that while the transit agency’s decision may havebeen provoked by the plaintiff’s letter, there was enough evidence to havethe discrimination claim tested in a trial.