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Texas Fire Department Facing Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Suit

The City of Beaumont is facing a sexual harassment suit filed by a former fire department employee against the city and Fire Chief Anne Huff. Former Fire Administrator Ashley Scott claims Chief Huff made sexual advances toward her and when she rebuffed those advances she was disciplined and ultimately terminated.

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Providence Rescue Officer Awarded $800k For Sexual Harassment

A federal jury took just four hours to award a former Providence Fire Department rescue officer $800,000 in damages for sexual harassment and retaliation. Lori Franchina filed suit in 2012 claiming she had been subjected to numerous instances of harassment, including incidents where co-workers refused to assist her at emergency scenes.

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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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San Francisco Firefighter Claims She’s a Scapegoat

A female firefighter who characterizes herself as a “24-year veteran firefighter … a lesbian and woman of color who helped pioneer desegregation efforts” in the San Francisco Fire Department claims she has been made to be the scapegoat for the ...

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