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TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- A former undersheriff in Twin Falls County has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming she suffered gender discrimination during her brief time on the job.

Gerlyn Sam Walker filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court last week. The Times-News reports that Walker alleges she was regularly treated differently than her male counterparts and should be paid for damages after being demoted in 2009.

Sheriff Department spokeswoman Lori Stewart says department policy forbids commenting on an ongoing lawsuit.

In the lawsuit, Walker claims she was required to work more hours for her salary than salaried men on the administrative team.

She also alleges men on the administrative team received perks not offered her and that she was purposely excluded from daily meetings held at a local coffee shop.

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