Tag Archives: constructive termination

California Chief Sued for Sexual Harassment

A woman who claims she was sexually harassed by the fire chief of the Bakersfield Fire Department while both were employed by the city in 2017-2018, has filed suit against the city and the chief. The woman identified only as Jane Doe claims that former Fire Chief Douglas Greener began harassing her in the fall of 2017.

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Indiana Captain Sues Over Race Discrimination

A Fort Wayne captain who requested a demotion last January and resigned in October is suing the city claiming a racially hostile work environment forced him to do both. Elbert Starks claims that starting in 2017 he was subjected to racially hostile comments from co-workers.

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Arkansas Firefighter Loses Substitution-Related FMLA Claim

A federal judge in Arkansas has ruled that a change to a fire department’s policy on substitutions did not violate the FMLA, nor constitute retaliation against a firefighter who prompted the change. Eric Andersen filed suit last February against the Springdale Fire Department and three chief officers.

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Palm Beach Chief Rescinds Resignation

Embattled Palm Beach County Fire Chief Jeff Collins, who resigned on Friday after meeting with county officials, has informed those officials he is rescinding his resignation. Chief Collins resigned following a meeting with County Administrator Verdenia Baker, Assistant County Administrator Nancy Bolton and Human Resources Director Wayne Condry

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Lynchburg Facing Sexual Harassment Suit

The City of Lynchburg, Virginia is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former female firefighter who claims she was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment culminating in her decision to resign in 2015. Ruth Anne L. Phillips alleges she was subjected to “unlawful employment discrimination and hostile work environment based on age, gender, sex, sexual harassment, assault, and retaliation."

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South Carolina Fire Department Sued for Refusing to Rehire Lieutenant Who Resigned

Today’s burning question: Back in 2013 I was facing some bogus criminal charges and my fire chief told me he would have to fire me or I could resign. He said if I resigned he would rehire me once the criminal case was wrapped up. The charges were dismissed and now he is refusing to rehire me. Can I sue? Answer: Yes, there are several legal theories upon which you can sue

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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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