Tag Archives: retaliation

Phoenix Deputy Chief Claims Harassment and Retaliation

A deputy chief from Phoenix, Arizona has filed a rather unusual sexual harassment suit against the department: he claims that he was harassed by members and retaliated against by the department because he reprimanded officers who allowed sexually inappropriate drawings ...

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Alabama Firefighter Sues For Wrongful Termination

Marlin Slade Chappelle, a firefighter in the Leeds Fire Department who was terminated in June 2010, has filed a Federal lawsuit against the city of Leeds and its Mayor Eric Patterson alleging retaliation and discrimination. The action was filed last ...

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Honolulu Captain Claims Whistleblower Violation

A veteran fire captain on the Honolulu Fire Department has filed suit against Fire Chief Kenneth Silva and the department alleging he was retaliated against for raising concerns about a fatal fire. Captain George Kaopuiki filed suit  last week in ...

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Huntsville Fire Faces Sexual Harassment Quandry

Today’s Burning Question: I am a fire chief and two of my firefighters, a male and a female, were in a relationship that appears to have ended badly. They continued to work together until recently when they filed sexual harassment ...

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Firefighter Abuse Victim Receives Settlement from LAFD

A Los Angeles City firefighter has received a half-million dollar settlement following a sexual harassment complaint he filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Firefighter Anthony Almeida complained that he was continually harassed by fellow firefighters after they ...

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