WHP denies claims of gender discrimination from former dog handler

Wyoming News March 6, 2018

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WHP denies claims of gender discrimination from former dog handler

Cheyenne, WY.  –  The Wyoming Highway Patrol continues to deny allegations presented by a previously employed dog handler. Delsa Sanderson alleges that the WHP unfairly reassigned her, after she complained about poor treatment by colleagues. Sanderson suggests that she was treated poorly because of her gender and because she was, at the time, the first and only female dog handler employed by the agency. She believes that she was reassigned as a result of speaking out against the poor treatment and not because of misconduct she has been accused of.

Lawyers for the Wyoming Highway Patrol say that agency officials acted appropriately when they reassigned Sanderson, and have asked that the case be dismissed because Sanderson did not file her suit within 300 days of the alleged discrimination.

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