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Florida Firefighter Sues for Sexual Discrimination

A firefighter-paramedic in Kissimmee, Florida who was terminated in October 2013, has filed suit claiming she was the victim of sexual discrimination and retaliation under state and federal law. Melanie Jerozal filed suit last week in US District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She was terminated just five months after she had been hired, and claims it was “because of her gender...

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Supreme Court to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

On December 3, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that will hopefully settle uncertainty about whether employers must provide the same (or even more favorable) benefits to pregnant employees as they do for non-pregnant employees who have similar work limitations related to non-line-of-duty injuries or illnesses. While there have been multiple cases of fire departments facing repercussions for failing to treat pregnancy the same as non-line-of-duty injuries, there has been some disagreement among the lower courts about what the law actually requires.

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Michigan Fire Officer Alleges Gender Discrimination

A Michigan fire officer is claiming she was discriminated against when she was not made acting fire chief despite having served as interim chief for eighteen months. Training and Safety Officer Ona Lee Aguilar of the Saginaw Fire Department claims ...

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Maryland Suit Alleges Pregnancy Discrimination

A Maryland firefighter-paramedic who was terminated in 2011 following her use of sick leave for her pregnancy has filed suit alleging pregnancy and gender discrimination under state and federal law. Robin Lancaster filed suit against the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department ...

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Another Gender Discrimination Suit For Chicago Fire

Twenty African-American female applicants to the Chicago Fire Department who are already plaintiffs in two other discrimination suits against the city, have filed yet a third suit against the city, this time challenging a physical abilities test that was used ...

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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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