Tag Archives: race discrimination

Discrimination Suit Prompts Insurance Coverage Issue – Both Now Settled

A former volunteer firefighter in Florida has settled his federal court race discrimination lawsuit with his former department for $40,000. David Tom, an Asian American, filed suit last year against the Indian Harbour Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Tom alleged he was treated unfairly by the department, and subjected to “systemic and pervasive harassment”

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Tampa Prevails in Termination Appeal

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a Tampa firefighter who was terminated in 2015 on a variety of charges. Patterson Ceus, a black male, claimed he was terminated because he complained about race discrimination in the department.

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Use of Racial Slur Warrants Termination of Boston Jake

The Massachusetts Civil Service Commission has upheld the termination of a Boston firefighter for his use of the N-word in the firehouse while off-duty. Gregory R. LaVallee, a 14-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department, was terminated on March 15, 2019 over an incident that occurred on December 13, 2018.

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Connecticut Dispatcher Sues Claiming Discrimination

A fire dispatcher in Connecticut who was terminated last year has filed suit in federal court alleging she was the victim of race, ethnicity, gender and age discrimination. Nancy Mayeda-Brescia filed suit yesterday against the Cromwell Fire District.

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NJ Firefighters File Suit Over Race Discrimination

Two former New Jersey firefighters have filed a race discrimination suit against their department. Joseph Braxton and Mark Bullock filed suit last week against the City of Linden. The suit accuses the city of race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation.

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NJ Firefighter Alleges Race Discrimination

A New Jersey firefighter who claims he was subjected to “severe and pervasive” race discrimination culminating in his being passed-over for promotion, has filed suit against his fire chief and the city. Chris Williams filed suit against the City of Vineland and Fire Chief Luigi Tramontana in September.

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