Arizona department chief firing followed complaint

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX (AP) -- Records show Gov. Jan Brewer fired her Department of Administration director a day after a female employee complained of inappropriate comments.

The redacted documents were released by state officials Thursday under a public records request. They show the woman complained that Brian McNeil made repeated comments about her race and sexuality that created a hostile work environment. She said she had taped several of their meetings and that her efforts to get help from the department's human resources director were rebuffed.

The woman complained to federal equal employment officials, consulted with an attorney and then complained to Brewer's office last Thursday. McNeil was fired Friday.

He did not immediately return message from The Associated Press.

Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder said he could not comment on a personnel matter.


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