Tag Archives: Title VII

Mississippi Firefighter Sues Over Race Conscious Hiring

A white firefighter in Mississippi has filed suit against his home town claiming that he was passed over in the hiring process despite being the only applicant who was already certified as a firefighter, so that the city could hire black applicants even though they were not certified. Dylan Shane Davis filed suit last week in US District Court against the City of West Point

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ACLU Sues RI Fire District For Gender Discrimination

Two Rhode Island firefighters supported by the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union are suing their former fire department and fire chief for sex discrimination. Kimberly Perreault and Linda Ferragamo claim that they were terminated from the Harmony Fire District after they spoke out about unfair conditions for female firefighters.

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$444,000 Sexual Harassment Verdict in Florida Upheld

The 11th Circuit has affirmed a $444,000 jury verdict against the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department in favor of a female firefighter who sued for sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Firefighter/paramedic Melissa Smith was terminated in 2008 following what appeared to be a series of disciplinary infractions

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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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