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Assistant City Attorney Sues Vancouver For Gender Discrimination


Assistant City Attorney Debra Quinn has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court against the city of Vancouver alleging gender discrimination, retaliation, First Amendment violations, negligent supervision, equal protection violations, breach of implied contract and outrageous acts.

Quinn names City Manager Eric Holmes, City Attorney Bronson Potter and Chief Assistant City Attorney Jonathan Young in the suit filed Nov. 21.

Quinn filed a tort claim and whistleblower complaint with similar allegations against the city Sept. 20. Quinn cites her complaint in the suit and states the city failed to address her claims — an ongoing trend of neglect within the city, she said.

The suit claims Holmes, Potter and Young engaged in a pattern of disparate treatment toward female employees which created a hostile work environment, culture of discrimination and retaliation for complaining about the environment.

Read the full story at the Columbian.

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