N. Idaho woman claims age, religious bias against Bonner County
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- A former Bonner County employee filed a claim against the local government, claiming she was fired from her job due to age and religious discrimination.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Patti Lee Lynch filed her tort claim last week, a precursor to a possible lawsuit.
Lynch has also filed a complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission.
County officials declined comment.
Lynch began working for the county in 2009.
In March, however, she says the assistance office's director told her she no longer needed to work because she had retirement benefits from another state.
According to Lynch's claim, he called her a sinner -- because she smoked and didn't attend church.
Lynch was fired in June, she says, disputing her boss' contention that she made too many errors.
Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com