A police officer in Wyoming has filed a lawsuit claiming she was denied a chance at promotion because her high-risk pregnancy prevented her from taking a physical test on the date it was given, reports the Associated Press.

The city of Rock Springs refused to consider Amanda Clawson-Walker's application to become a sergeant because she couldn't do the test consisting of 1 minute of push-ups, 1 minute of sit-ups and a timed 1.5 mile run, her lawsuit said.

The city violated federal civil rights law because it did not consider her request for accommodations, Clawson-Walker said in the lawsuit filed Monday in federal court.

A federal agency that enforces civil rights law in the workplace found reasonable cause to believe the city discriminated against Clawson-Walker and other women in similar situations, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

An attorney for Clawson-Walker, John Robinson, confirmed she still works for the police department. Robinson said he could not comment on the case.

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