A Florida battalion chief who was terminated for, among other things, leaving a firefighting crew in the woods at the conclusion of a wildland fire, claims she is the victim of discrimination.
Estero Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Jeannine Horton was fired following an investigation report that cited nine separate instances of poor judgment. She had been with Estero for nine years, but has over 25 years of experience having served previously with the Largo Fire Department.
Chief Horton filed charges of discrimination in July 27, 2012 with the US EEOC, which according to her attorney, Benjamin Yormak, was the same day the department launched its investigation into her conduct. NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral