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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How much does a lawsuit cost? Ask Volusia County

A headline from Florida this week read: $1M Spent To Battle Firefighter In Court. Fire lieutenant Kurt Vroman was terminated by the Volusia County Fire Department for lying…. about getting food during his workshift. Really? About getting food? Vroman alleged ...

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