Tag Archives: civil service

Mass Firefighter’s Termination Upheld

A Cambridge firefighter who was suspended during his first year and then fired after the one-year anniversary of his appointment to the department, has lost his appeal to Suffolk County Superior Court that claimed he was a tenured employee. Joseph Andrade was hired by the Cambridge Fire Department on March 13, 2016

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Newark Firefighter Loses Appeal of Termination

A Newark firefighter who was terminated in 2016 after falling asleep in a firehouse kitchen, missing a run, and testing positive for drugs and alcohol, has lost his appeal to the Appellate Division of the NJ Superior Court. Antonio Cruz had asked the court to overturn a decision by the NJ Civil Service Commission

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Mass Judge Denies Stay of Civil Service Reinstatement Order

A Suffolk County Superior Court judge has refused the request of the City of Brookline, Massachusetts to stay a Massachusetts Civil Service Commission order to reinstate an African American firefighter who was terminated in 2016. The case involves firefighter Gerald Alston, whose legal problems have been chronicled here on three prior occasions.

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FDNY Applicant Loses Challenge to Physical Abilities Test

An applicant to FDNY who failed the candidate physical abilities test three times, has lost his race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit to be appointed to the department. Kevin Walker, 47, who was a priority hire, claims the PATs he failed in 2013 were unfairly administered in retaliation for his involvement in the earlier Vulcan Society case

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Iowa Chief Remains in Limbo

The fire chief of Davenport, Iowa, who won the civil service appeal of her firing two weeks ago, remains in limbo as the city mulls its options. Fire Chief Lynn Washburn was fired earlier this year by City Administrator Corri Spiegel.

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Cleveland Firefighters Sue For Fire Chief

Cleveland Firefighters, IAFF Local 93 have filed suit against the city of Cleveland claiming the city is violating state law by failing to promote an eligible candidate to the fire chief’s position within ten days of a vacancy becoming open. ...

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Lewdness Charges Dropped Against Tucson Captain

The lewdness charges brought against a Tucson fire captain for allegedly harassing a subordinate were dismissed last week. The Pima County Attorney's Office dropped three misdemeanor charges against Captain Roger Tamietti last Monday. The charges were brought after paramedic firefighter ...

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