Mayor's Office Press Release

City of Houston's Response to Department of Justice Feb. 28 Lawsuit Alleging Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Involving Firefighters

March 1, 2018 -- The DOJ lawsuit stems from alleged events, some of which took place 10 years ago, and about which the federal government has long been aware. After a thorough investigation, the City could not substantiate the claims of the plaintiffs when they were made; nor has the City been able to resolve the claims asserted on a mutually agreeable basis. Accordingly, the City will defend itself. The City does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.