LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Middletown, Connecticut police officer Francesca Quaranta found a hostile work environment following her transition. She then filed a complaint with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and requested administrative time off. The complaint is still pending
However, Mayor Daniel Drew says ‘the city done everything possible to create a safe and welcoming environment for her’ and that an internal investigation came up with no cause for Quaranta to complain.
In a fitness-for-duty evaluation, the psychologist found ‘Quaranta is not able to safely return to her duties as a police officer.’ Mayor Drew said that this finding, along with Quaranta exhausting her leave pay, was reason to terminate her employment.
Quaranta in the Hartford Courant: “We’re going to continue this fight until the end. In 2014 this is completely unacceptable. I will continue until I ensure that no other person in my situation will have to face this again.”
I’m not so sure why the mayor would pull the plug with the pending human rights commission complaint still on the table. The mayor also seems to not really understand the fitness-for-duty findings either. I’d say this is a case lawyers would scramble to take.
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