Transgender fire chief addresses termination, lawsuit against City of Byron

Former Byron Fire Chief Rachel Mosby chats with 41NBC's Shelby Coates on why she believes she was fired from her job after transitioning from a man to a woman.

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BYRON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – In her own words and in her own voice, former Byron Fire Chief Rachel Mosby shares why she believes she was fired from her job. Mosby shared her side of the story with 41NBC’s Shelby Coates after filing a lawsuit that claims she was fired because of her transition from a man to a woman.

In a statement, the City of Byron says that is not the case.

Mosby filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also claims her termination violated the Civil Rights Act.

Mosby is demanding her job back and pay for lose wages.

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Shelby Coates anchors 41NBC News at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11. She returns to 41NBC after working in Evansville, Indiana as the Morning/Noon Anchor and Executive Producer for WEVV. Shelby also spent time in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she spent three years anchoring and producing the weekend morning newscasts at WSPA-TV. She also worked as a general assignment reporter, receiving several honors for her investigative and consumer reporting. Shelby has spent time working as a news anchor/reporter in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Macon, Georgia; and Abilene, Texas. Shelby is a native of Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in sociology. Shelby has a passion for empowering local communities, church ministry, public speaking, strengthening women and mentoring young people.