More Sexual Harassment Lawsuits in Palm Beach County

Reporters for WPTV Channel 5 in West Palm Beach are pursuing a series of lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and the failure of the Palm Beach County Fire Department’s leadership to address those allegations.

Last week ‘s story about Captain Amanda Vomero’s suit accusing ranking officers of harassment appears to just be the beginning. Channel 5 reports there are at least two additional suits with allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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