Mo. student punished for pregnancy settles claim

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for a woman who filed a legal complaint against a Chesterfield chiropractic college say the school has agreed to rescind two failing grades she received while recovering from difficult childbirth.

The National Women’s Law Center in Washington filed an administrative complaint with the federal Department of Education against Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs on behalf of graduate student Brandi Kostal.

Kostal missed classes and assignments when pregnancy complications required a Caesarean section. Her complaint says Logan officials told Kostal she could withdraw from doctorate-level classes or be penalized for the absences.

The women’s legal center says Logan agreed to change its policies regarding absences created by medically necessary treatments during pregnancy and conduct mandatory faculty training under Title IX. The federal law prohibits sex discrimination in education.

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