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Savannah Captains Sue Over Pay Differential

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the City of Savannah by fifty fire captains who are claiming the city has been underpaying them, in some cases paying them less than their subordinates. The suit filed Monday in Chatham ...

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Apology Leads to Settlement of NC Discrimination Suit

An apology read today in open court paved the way for a settlement of a race discrimination suit involving the Caldwell County, North Carolina, Emergency Services Division. Gail Colbert, a billing specialist for Caldwell County EMS, claimed that the former ...

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Fired Missouri Chief Gains Reprieve

A Missouri deputy chief who was fired in 2011 and sued unsuccessfully for wrongful termination to get his job back, has been rehired by the same department as assistant fire chief. Deputy Chief Cary Spiegel was one of four chief ...

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Montana Chief Settles Wrongful Termination Suit for $335k

A Montana assistant fire chief who was the victim of a mysterious “reorganization” following his cooperation with a criminal investigation into the fire chief, has settled his wrongful termination suit for $335,000. Assistant Chief Brian Crandell was terminated on February ...

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Charlotte Facing FMLA Retaliation Suit

A civilian analyst with the Charlotte Fire Department has filed suit claiming the department retaliated against her in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act. Rachel Pillar filed the action earlier this year in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, but the ...

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Settlement Announced in FDNY Discrimination Suit

In breaking news, a settlement has been announced in the contentious seven-year-old race discrimination suit involving the FDNY. The suit was brought by the United States Department of Justice at the request of the Vulcan Society and numerous African American ...

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BWI Acting Fire Chief Alleges Race Discrimination

The acting fire chief at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) who was terminated last week has announced plans to challenge his termination, which his attorney characterizes as racially motivated. Gregory Lawrence was the first African-American to lead the BWI fire ...

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Monocular Vision Not a Per Se Barrier to Fire Service

Anthony Rorrer was a firefighter for the Stow (Ohio) Fire Department from May of 1999 to July 4, 2008, when a bottle-rocket injured his right eye in an off-duty accident. Rorrer lost all vision in his right eye leading the fire department to eventually terminate his employment.

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Mass Firefighter Loses Retaliation Suit

A Massachusetts firefighter who claims he was disciplined in retaliation for his political support of a candidate running for fire board, and for reporting his own ethics violation, has lost his federal court law suit. David Pierce was a captain ...

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