Tag Archives: discrimination

Arizona Fire District Sued Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Allegations of sexual assault and a hostile work environment have been swirling for over a year in the Rio Rico Medical & Fire District, but this week two former firefighters filed suit against the district, a former fire chief and his wife, and a current captain and his wife.

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LA Firefighter Sues for Race Discrimination

A veteran Los Angeles City firefighter has filed suit against the city and up to 100 unnamed firefighters claiming he was harassed and discriminated against because he is African American, and then retaliated against once he complained. Firefighter-Paramedic Emanuel Brown filed the suit Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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Akron Facing Contempt for Promotional Paralysis Solution

The Akron Fire Department is facing possible contempt proceedings over its efforts to negotiate a new promotional process with Akron Firefighters, IAFF Local 330. The department has been prevented from promoting new officers by the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio as it wrestles with a discrimination/reverse discrimination suit brought by 31 firefighters in 2006.

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New Haven…. AGAIN!!!!!

I know a lawyer should never complain about too many law suits, but at some point you have to ask when is enough going to be enough. Another group of New Haven firefighters have filed suit over the 2003 promotional ...

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Club Valiants Settle Discrimination Suit With Philadelphia

The Club Valiants, an association of Black Philadelphia firefighters, have settled their discrimination lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia. Last November, the Club Valiants and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a discrimination suit in ...

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Another Twist in the FDNY Discrimination Case

There has been another abrupt change in the FDNY discrimination litigation. On June 1, 2010 Judge Nicholas Garaufis announced that Mary Jo White, a former Federal prosecutor, would take over the role of special master from Robert Morgenthau, who decided to withdraw. Judge Garaufis appointed ...

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Special Master Appointed to Oversee FDNY Hiring

The ongoing saga of the FDNY employment discrimination case took another turn yesterday, when  Federal District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis appointed Robert M. Morgenthau as a special master to address the FDNY’s  hiring practices. In remarkably blunt terms, Judge ...

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Brenda Lee’s $6.2 Million Verdict Overturned!!!

The California Court of Appeals, 2nd District, yesterday reversed one of the most celebrated fire service discrimination cases of the decade. LA City Firefighter Brenda Lee claimed she was harassed and discriminated against based on her race, gender and sexual ...

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The Hammer Drops in FDNY Case

Ok, so maybe it was not a hammer that dropped, it was a gavel, but the metaphor is clearly there: something big happened in the Big Apple on January 21, 2010. Just one week after Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis determined ...

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FDNY Spanked Hard for Race Discrimination

A major decision in the FDNY race discrimination hiring case was delivered yesterday, January 13, 2010, and it’s impact is only now starting to sink in. In a 70 page ruling, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis lambasted FDNY for ignoring statistical ...

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