North Idaho 911 Dispatcher Alleges Race, Age Discrimination

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The Idaho Human Rights Commission has filed a claim on behalf of a Native American woman who said she was kicked to the curb from her job as a Bonner County dispatcher in the North Idaho city of Sandpoint.

This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that 54-year-old Diana Elsfelder, who was a 911 dispatcher for six years, alleges that she was the target of discrimination, including race and age discrimination, dating back to 2011 and was regularly passed over for promotions, better work shifts and training opportunities.

Meanwhile, the regional office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is also investigating Elsfelder's claims. The Press reports that the agency has asked Bonner County officials to participate in mediation to resolve the allegations. the claim could ultimately lead to a job discrimination lawsuit.


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