Former Jail Supervisor Files Discrimination Complaint

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The former head of an Ohio county jail has filed a federal complaint saying she was terminated because she’s a woman and is gay.

Charmaine McGuffey says in a Federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission complaint filed this week that she was discriminated against, experienced retaliation and ultimately terminated as head of the Hamilton County Jail in Cincinnati because of her gender and sexual orientation.

McGuffey quit in May when she was told she would be demoted after running the jail for four years. She says in the complaint she was “unfairly targeted” and denies accusations she treated people in an “unfair, hostile manner.”

She wants her job back and reimbursement for lost wages and benefits.

A Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says the office won’t comment on pending litigation.