- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

GLOCESTER, R.I. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a second sex discrimination complaint against the Harmony Fire District in Glocester.

The ACLU filed the complaint with the R.I. Commission for Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Linda Ferragamo.

The complaint states that Ferragamo, a firefighter and EMT, was let go after she complained about the fire district’s treatment of female firefighters.

Prior to her firing, Ferragamo was suspended for allegations that she missed three shifts in a two-month span approximately a month after she complained about Kimberly Perreault’s termination. The ACLU has already filed a similar complaint on behalf of Perreault.

ACLU officials say no male firefighters were dismissed for complaining about the treatment of women or for missing shifts under similar circumstances.



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