MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Officials in one Connecticut town will meet next week to consider firing a transgender cop.
However, as WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the officer claims to be a victim of discrimination.
Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew has scheduled a June 20, meeting to see if Francesca Quaranta should keep her job. The pre-termination process started after a city-hired psychologist determined that Quaranta was unfit to return to work, the Currant reported.
Quaranta’s attorney Josephine Miller said that the move was retaliation for a discrimination complaint that was filed against the police department.
“My client has successfully been able to do the job for 19 years. The only thing that has changed is that people now know that she’s transitioning to be a female,” Miller said.
Frank Quaranta became Francesca two years ago and said that her colleagues initially supported her, but later created a hostile work environment.
Quaranta has been on administrative leave since last August.