In the episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 13, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a sexual harassment case involving a volunteer fire department in New York; a collective bargaining case out of Newark over the bargainability of military leave benefits; a discrimination suit brought by a white Houston firefighter over treatment he claims is due to his interracial marriage; a challenge to the unilateral change to a COVID sick leave policy in Youngstown, OH; and the settlement of a LODD suit brought against the manufacturer of gas piping that ruptured starting a fire in Howard County, MD.
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.