In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss a ruling in Connecticut on the ability of firefighters to file suit on a grievance without union support; the suspension of a South Dakota firefighter who when to Ukraine to assist in rescue efforts; a Memphis battalion chief who was ordered reinstated with backpay after 11 years; an OIG report on HR issues in the Chicago Fire Department; and the settlement of a discrimination suit in Vineland, New Jersey.
About Curt Varone
Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 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) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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