- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A former instructor at the Tongue Point Jobs Corps center in Astoria is claiming sexual and disability discrimination against her employer.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://is.gd/AsMfyk ) that Deborah Ferguson says she was fired from the federal career training program because of issues related to her disability and gender about a week after returning to work from knee replacement surgery. She taught seamanship and culinary arts.

Ferguson argues she has suffered lost wages and benefits and emotional distress. She has retained employment lawyer Eric Fjelstad of Portland, although no lawsuit has been filed.

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries received Ferguson’s civil rights complaint in late May.

Management and Training Corp., a Centerville, Utah-based operator of federal Jobs Corps centers, declined to comment on Ferguson’s allegations.


Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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