Tag Archives: San Jose Fire Department

Jury Awards San Jose BC $800k For Retaliation

A jury has awarded a San Jose battalion chief $800,000 for retaliation, while ruling in favor of the city on identical claims by a former fire captain. BC Patricia Tapia and Captain Debra Ward sued the city in 2014 claiming they has been unlawfully retaliated against after settling a discrimination lawsuit in 2012.

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Crazy Fire Law Headlines YCMTSU

Its been another crazy day for fire law news. Seems like we have had quite a few lately… but today’s headlines are like a YCMTSU all-star team extravaganza!!!!! Seriously, can all this be happening at once? Ok… I won’t go ...

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San Jose Settles Sex Discrimination Suit

The city of San Jose has agreed to settle a sexual discrimination suit brought last year by two female fire captains who claimed they were wrongfully denied promotions. Captains Debra Ward and Patricia Tapia filed the suit in state court ...

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San Jose to Settle Harassment Suit

As increasing numbers of women have entered the ranks of the fire service, many fire departments have had to address allegations of sexual harassment. While undoubtedly each case of harassment involves a unique set of facts, a recent San Jose, ...

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