Tag Archives: Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department

Jacksonville Sexual Harassment Suit Settled

A sexual harassment suit filed by a Jacksonville Fire Rescue lieutenant last year has been settled. Candice Buckner agreed to settle her claims in exchange for the city agreeing to pay her $25,000, provide her with an additional 150 hours of leave, and provide “officer level training” on sexual harassment.

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Discipline Over The Use of the N-Word

Today’s burning question: Should the penalty for a firefighter who uses the N-word be termination? Answer: I am not sure that question can be answered in the abstract, given all the possible variables. Was the statement made while the member was on-duty or off-duty; in what context was the term used (hate-filled threat, quoting another person, said in jest)...

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Jacksonville Lieutenant Sues For Sexual Harassment

A rescue lieutenant with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue has filed a sexual harassment suit in US District Court for the Middle District of Jacksonville, Florida. Lieutenant Candice Buckner claims she was harassed and that once she complained her problems got worse. She alleges that much of the harassment came from fellow officers.

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Jacksonville Fire Facing Wrongful Death Suit

The Jacksonville, Florida Fire and Rescue Department is facing a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a 15 year old baseball player. On May 15, 2010 Andrew Cohn was playing at Dinsmore Park when he collided with a runner ...

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