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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Miami Beach Recruit Claims Discrimination

A former recruit with the Miami Beach Fire Department is claiming he was sexually and racially harassed by fellow recruits, and that when he complained he was dismissed from the department. Brian Gentles filed a complaint with the US Equal Opportunities ...

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Hurricane Evacuation Orders and Liability

Today’s burning question: If someone refuses to follow an evacuation order made because a hurricane is approaching, can we be liable if we later refuse to respond to their distress calls in the middle of the storm because they changed ...

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Another Gender Discrimination Suit For Chicago Fire

Twenty African-American female applicants to the Chicago Fire Department who are already plaintiffs in two other discrimination suits against the city, have filed yet a third suit against the city, this time challenging a physical abilities test that was used ...

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Georgia FD Contemplates Settling Discrimination Claims

The city of Albany, Georgia will decide today whether to settle three separate lawsuits filed by former Assistant Chief Roderick Jolivette, who claims he was discriminated against. Chief Jolivette’s case is complicated. In 2009 he was fired for allegedly ordering ...

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Pennsylvania Fire Chief Settles Defamation Suit

A defamation suit filed against Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich for statements he had at a council meeting in 2009 has been settled. Joseph Naperkowski claimed that Chief Yuknavich defamed him on June 1, 2009. He claims that Chief ...

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Texas Firefighter Settles With FD

A Texas firefighter who resigned after being disciplined for taking photos of dead bodies at an emergency scene has reached a settlement with his former employer that will allow him to keep his job. City of Irving agreed to reinstate ...

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