Female Firefighter Files Federal Discrimination Complaint Against Escambia County

April 30, 2018

A female career firefighter has filed a federal discrimination complaint against Escambia County.

She has “filed a claim of discrimination against the County with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,” according to an Escambia County Commission agenda. The commission is set to discus the case at a regular meeting on Thursday.

She kept a detailed personal journal in which she detailed a culture of verbal, physical and sexual harassment within the fire department. The journal was part of a county investigation into Escambia Fire Rescue that led to the county fire chief being relieved of his duties, the dismissal of a firefighter and a reprimand for a lieutenant.

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