Ohio Jail Fights Women Guards' Discrimination Suit

Summit County jail women female guards
Summit County jail women female guards

AKRON, Ohio -- The federal government has put its weight behind a discrimination lawsuit filed by female jail guards who said they are effectively being demoted because county officials don't want them watching over male inmates while showering or being strip searched.

The 21 guards at the Summit County jail said a personnel policy effectively bars them from most jobs overseeing male inmates.