RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former pilot for the state who says she was replaced by a man after she was told her position no longer was needed has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the Nevada Department of Transportation.
Jennifer Kuklock says her supervisor's claim that she was being let go in 2016 because her position was being eliminated was a false pretext to terminate her because of her sex.
Kuklock flew planes for the governor and other high-ranking officials after she was hired as a pilot intern in 2013.
Her federal lawsuit filed this week in federal court says that in addition to replacing her with a man, the state hired independent contractors to fly state planes because of a shortage of pilots. She's seeking unspecified damages.
The department declined to comment.