A Nebraska firefighter has filed suit alleging she has been discriminated against and harassed on account of her gender, and then retaliated against after she reported the discrimination.
Amber Benson, a firefighter with Lincoln Fire and Rescue, filed suit in state court against the City of Lincoln, Mayor Chris Beutler, Public Safety Director Tom Casady, Human Resources Director Doug McDaniel, Fire Chief Tim Linke, Battalion Chief Eric Jones, retired Battalion Chief Leo Benes, Captain Darren Merryman and Captain Shawn Mahler.
The suit is the third harassment-related suit filed by firefighters against the city in the past two years. Captains Troy Hurd and Brian Giles filed suits in federal court in 2016 and 2017 respectively, claiming they were passed over for promotion and faced disciplinary actions in retaliation for reporting harassment.
Benson’s suit was filed in Lancaster County District Court. The complaint is not available, but will be posted in the event it can be obtained. Here is more on the story.