Tag Archives: gender discrimination

Washington State FD Settles Sex Discrimination Claims for $600k

A Washington state firefighter has agreed to settle two sexual discrimination lawsuits she filed against her fire department and several officers for $600,000. Andra Thompson claims that she had been subjected to a hostile work environment, sex discrimination, and retaliation during her 11 years with the Kennewick Fire Department.

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Missouri Fire District Settles Same Sex Benefits Suit

A Missouri fire district has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of a captain who sought spousal benefits for her same-sex partner. The ACLU of Missouri filed the action against the Ozark Fire Protection District on behalf of Captain Andi Mooneyham, who married Tara Muck on July 25, 2013 in California, where same sex marriages were legal.

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Utah Captain Sues For Gender and Disability Discrimination

A Utah fire captain who was terminated after she was unable to take a physical abilities test for medical reasons, has filed suit in federal court alleging both gender and disability discrimination. Captain Dawnya Halliday claims that a physical abilities test adopted by the Saratoga Springs Fire Department in 2012 unlawfully discriminates against women.

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Memphis Fire Sued for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

A Memphis firefighter who was terminated in 2013, has filed suit in federal court alleging gender and disability discrimination. Latundra Shinault claims that various officers in the Memphis Fire Department “made sexual comments towards her … belittling her” and “demonstrated a great dislike towards” her.

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Shot Clock Reset on Toledo Sexual Harassment Suit

A well known sexual harassment suit involving the Toledo Fire Department filed in 2005 is back in the news because it has been dismissed… and refiled. The suit was filed by three Toledo firefighters who claim they were subjected to gender discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliation

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Michigan Fire Officer Alleges Gender Discrimination

A Michigan fire officer is claiming she was discriminated against when she was not made acting fire chief despite having served as interim chief for eighteen months. Training and Safety Officer Ona Lee Aguilar of the Saginaw Fire Department claims ...

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Kansas Deputy Chief Settles Claims Against Union

A former duty chief with the Topeka Fire Department has settled a portion of her federal gender discrimination lawsuit by dismissing the union from the action. Deputy Fire Chief Kathy Petty was terminated from the department in February, 2010 during ...

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Maryland Suit Alleges Pregnancy Discrimination

A Maryland firefighter-paramedic who was terminated in 2011 following her use of sick leave for her pregnancy has filed suit alleging pregnancy and gender discrimination under state and federal law. Robin Lancaster filed suit against the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department ...

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