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Michigan Firefighter Sues for Wrongful Termination

A Michigan firefighter who was terminated in 2014, is suing claiming his termination violates the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Michigan’s Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act. Scott Rhodes was the Assistant Fire Marshal for the city of Dearborn. He was terminated on July 12, 2014 following a contentious divorce that spilled over into his work life...

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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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Injured California Firefighter Suing For Retaliation

A Vallejo, California firefighter who suffered second and third degree burns while trying to save a victim’s life has filed suit following his dismissal in November 2012 alleging the city illegally retaliated against him. Todd Milan filed the suit against ...

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NJ Medic Loses Facebook Discipline Claim

A paramedic for Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp. (MONOC) has lost a federal court lawsuit that alleged her employer illegally accessed and used a Facebook post to discipline her. Deborah Ehling worked for MONOC since 2004. In June, 2009, in the ...

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Bridgeport Firefighter Claims Pregnancy Discrimination

A pregnant Bridgeport, Connecticut firefighter whose light duty assignment reached the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement has been placed on unpaid and unrequested maternity leave. Firefighter Regina Scates and her attorney, former mayor Thomas Bucci, are threatening suit ...

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Cobb County Fire Facing Gender, Pregnancy and FMLA Suit

A Cobb County firefighter has filed suit against her department alleging sexual harassment, sex discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and FMLA violations. Firefighter Alison Carroll has worked for Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services since 2008. She claims she was constructively discharged ...

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FDNY Facing ADA Challenge By Desk Bound EMT

Today’s burning question: I am an EMT and hurt my wrist on the job in 1997. In 2001 after two surgeries I needed an accommodation and asked to be assigned to a job “that would not require large volume typing, ...

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Mass Firefighter Sues for FMLA Discrimination

Was it sick leave abuse or Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) discrimination that blocked a firefighter’s promotion last year? That is the question that is now before a Federal District Court in Massachusetts. Watertown firefighter Scott Carton claims he was ...

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