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Transgendered firefighter’s discrimination case dismissed December 8, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Human Rights Commission, Lawsuit.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) — The discrimination case filed by a transgendered firefighter against the city of Knoxville has been dismissed.

The state human rights commission in Nashville says it finished its investigation into a complaint by fire Capt. Jamie Faucon.  She had surgery in 2005 to change gender from male to female.

Faucon filed a complaint against the city claiming she was discriminated against because of her transgendered status.

But the human rights commission has determined that there is “no reasonable cause to believe that the respondent, the city, has engaged in a discriminatory practice. The complaint in this matter is therefore ordered to be dismissed.”

6 News spoke with Faucon by phone Tuesday. She declined to comment on the case dismissal or whether she plans to appeal. She can do so within 30 days.

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C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: Wate.com

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