Former Sunnyside wrestling coach sues district on claims of discrimination, harassment


    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A former wrestling coach is suing the Sunnyside School District, claiming she faced discrimination because of her gender and was terminated for complaining about harassment.

    According to reports, Amber Rodriguez filed the lawsuit this week in Yakima County against the district, claiming she faced retaliation for reporting that male coaching staff were sexually harassing female wrestlers.

    The lawsuit claims a male wrestling coach weighed in female wrestlers who were only dressed in their underwear, and Rodriguez was not allowed to go to away matches with the team after she complained about the practice to the district.

    Rodriguez was hired in 2014 and was denied reinstatement as a wrestling coach in April 2017.



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