Westbrook Maine Settlement of Sexual Harassment Claims… Round 3 $850k

A settlement has been reached in the longstanding sexual harassment dispute in Westbrook, Maine. See past blog. And anotherAnd another. Sadly this was the third round of sexual harassment claims – extending back to the early 1990s, and the third time the city has settled. In the aftermath of prior two settlements –  the pattern of misbehavior continued – costing two fire chiefs their jobs. 

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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