Ex-chief of Sitka National Historical Park files suit

The former superintendent of Sitka National Historical Park who was terminated for the second time last month has filed a lawsuit over allegations of gender and racial discrimination.

The Sitka Sentinel reports Mary Miller was terminated from the National Park Service in accordance with a September ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

In 2010, the National Park Service reassigned Miller to a new position in Anchorage as Alaska Native Affairs Liaison. Miller was fired after rejecting the assignment.

She appealed to the federal Merit Systems Protection Board, claiming discrimination under the Civil Rights Act, and was reinstated.

The Park Service then appealed the board’s ruling in 2013 and the appeals court ruled in favor of the federal agency.

Miller is seeking a jury trial and back pay.

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