In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 18, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a Massachusetts firefighter charged with using a hidden camera to secretly record a female colleague in the firehouse; a Georgia firefighter who filed a whistleblower retaliation suit claiming he was purposefully passed over for promotion because he testified in an earlier whistleblower retaliation suit brought by a colleague; a firefighter who is already suing one Louisville Metro fire department for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation filing a new suit against a second fire department for refusing to honor its offer to hire her; a ruling in favor of the City of Houston in a race discrimination suit; and a suit by a former Wisconsin firefighter claiming she was sexually harassed and then retaliated against once she complained.
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.