A former firefighter and paramedic for the city of York is suing the southeastern Nebraska city, saying she was wrongly fired following surgery for an injury.
Lisa Peter says in her lawsuit that the city discriminated against her because she's a woman and because of her disability. Her attorney, Kathleen Neary of Lincoln, says Peter had surgery for a broken leg in 2010. The injury was not work-related.
Peter says she asked for light duty work until she could heal, but city officials refused, even though they had done so for an ill male firefighter. Peter was fired within months of her injury.
The federal lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for lost past and future wages, among other damages.
A city attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.