Fire Law Roundup for August 15, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 15, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss an amended lawsuit claiming 91 Gadsden, Alabama firefighters were retaliated against for filing an FLSA suit; a suit by a Rochester, New York firefighter who claims he was required to attend a racist event while on duty; a lawsuit by a protester who claims a San Francisco paramedic injected her with a sedative; a disability discrimination suit by an LA County firefighter who was terminated allegedly due to a legally prescribed medication caused him to test positive for illegal rug use; and an IAFF local president who was fired for social media comments related to staffing.

Alabama Firefighters Claim City Retaliated Against Them For Filing FLSA Suit

Rochester NY Firefighter Sues Claiming Discrimination After Attending Party

Protester Claims San Francisco Firefighters Injected Her With Sedative

Fired LA County Firefighter Claims Disability Discrimination

Wisconsin IAFF Local President Fired Over Social Media Post

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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