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Palm Beach County Firefighter Sues Under ADA

A Palm Beach County firefighter has filed suit claiming he is being discriminated against by his superiors on account of a perceived psychological disability. FF Victor Hernandez filed suit earlier this month in Palm Beach County Circuit Court alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Palm Beach County Social Media Suit Dismissed

A lawsuit filed last year by two captains with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue after they were disciplined for social media posts, has been dismissed. Captain AJ O’Laughlin and Captain Crystal Little filed suit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court last May. It was later removed to federal court.

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Florida Firefighter Sues Over Discrimination

A Cuban-American firefighter who claims he was subjected to a harassment on account of his ancestry, religion and disability, has filed suit in state court against Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Eduardo Mesa claims during his initial recruit academy in 2016, a captain harassed him for a medical condition that caused him to blink and close his eyes frequently.

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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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Florida Captain Alleges Sexual Harassment

A captain with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue has filed suit accusing her supervisors of sexual harassment and retaliation. Captain Amanda Vomero filed suit last week in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. The two count complaint includes a litany of allegations of inappropriate and vulgar comments.

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