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Reverse Discrimination Alleged in FDNY Medical Officer Promotion

Two FDNY physicians have filed suit against the city claiming they were passed over for a promotion on account of their race and age. Both doctors are white and in their 60s. Dr. Mark Spadaro and Dr. Ann Marchesano have served as City Medical Specialists for FDNY since 2007. Both are board certified physicians and each have over 30 years of experience.

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Orono Chief’s Age Discrimination Suit Headed to Trial

A Maine fire chief who was terminated in 2012 is one step closer to his day in court. Orono Fire Chief Norman “Buddy” Webb was fired on June 14, 2012. Chief Webb filed suit alleging age and disability discrimination as well as retaliation for having filed a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission

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Illinois Firefighter Settles Age Discrimination Suit

An Illinois firefighter who was removed from his position as a public education officer in 2009, has settled his age discrimination suit. Firefighter Scott Kody will receive a settlement of $170,000 and in turn will separate from the Schaumburg Fire Department while applying for a disability pension.

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Oregon Chief and City Sued for $1.2 Million

A fire department employee who was forced to resign last year amidst allegations of forgery has filed a $1.2 million action against the City of Springfield, Oregon and three high-ranking city employees including the fire chief. Linda Morris claims she ...

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Busy Fire Law Week

Last week was a busy one legally for the fire service, and as often happens, a number of important cases escaped our attention – including several we have been following. In Kansas City, Missouri, the city is offering $1.9 million ...

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Maine Chief Alleges Retaliatory Discharge

A former Maine fire chief has filed suit claiming he was fired the day after he filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission about discrimination by the town manager. Fire Chief Norman “Buddy” Webb filed suit against the Town ...

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Male on Male Sexual Harassment Suit in New York

A rather strange case of harassment directed at both a father and a son has prompted a lawsuit in Westchester County. Matthew Bruno, a probationary firefighter with the Greenville Fire District who was terminated last September after complaining about being ...

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EEOC Settles Another NY LOSAP Age Discrimination Suit

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the settlement of yet another age-discrimination lawsuit against volunteer fire departments in New York involving their length of service award programs (LOSAP). The suit was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment ...

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