Tag Archives: PTSD

Georgia Firefighter Settles PTSD Suit for $250k

Forsyth County, Georgia has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former firefighter who was prevented from returning to duty after taking stress-related medical leave because he was deemed to be a “safety-risk.” The settlement awards Timothy Smallwood $250,000 and resolves a federal lawsuit alleging a violation of ADA.

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Marine Vet With PTSD Sues NJ Fire Department Over Rejection

A Marine combat veteran who came out 3rd on the Paterson Fire Department hiring list and was passed over due to his service-related PTSD has filed suit claiming disability discrimination. Brett D’Alessandro filed suit last week naming the City of Patterson, Mayor Jose Torres, Fire Chief Michael Postorino, Deputy Chief Kevin Hancock, and the Institute for Forensic Psychology.

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NY Firefighter Appeals Disability Ruling

A firefighter who was terminated in 2014, is appealing a trial court decision to dismiss several of his disability related claims despite the fact that most of his suit remains intact. Daryl R. Prindle was terminated from the Norwich Fire Department on October 29, 2014 for failing to maintain his EMT certification and a driver’s license

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Georgia Firefighter Sues Over PTSD Related Termination

A Georgia firefighter who was prevented from returning to duty after taking stress-related medical leave is suing his department claiming disability discrimination. Timothy Smallwood filed suit against Forsyth County alleging a violation of Americans With Disabilities Act.

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Trenton Fire Hit for $500K in Retaliation Suit

Former Trenton firefighter Jesse Diaz has been awarded $500,000 in his retaliation lawsuit against the city and several fire officers. Dias alleges that after he reported a white firefighter for using the N-word he became the target of several ranking officers.

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Colorado Fire Chief Sues Fire District for $1 Million

A Colorado fire chief who was terminated last year while on leave for post traumatic stress disorder is suing his former department for $1 million. Former fire chief Bob Harvey is suing the Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District for defamation, emotional harm and wrongful termination.

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Denver Firefighter Claims ADA Violation For PTSD

A Denver firefighter has filed suit claiming the department’s handling of his post-traumatic stress disorder violated the Americans With Disabilities Act, and that the reaction of his officers to his military reserve commitment violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

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Charlotte Facing FMLA Retaliation Suit

A civilian analyst with the Charlotte Fire Department has filed suit claiming the department retaliated against her in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act. Rachel Pillar filed the action earlier this year in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, but the ...

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