Fire Law Roundup for April 10, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 10, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit out of Oregon; an investigation by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue into a hidden bathroom cam; the granting of summary judgment to the city of Albany, NY in a race and disability discrimination lawsuit; the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit by the Columbus (OH) Fire Department; and a report on fire service harassment, bullying and discrimination in the UK.

Oregon Fire District Sued for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Miami-Dade Investigating Hidden Camera in Firehouse Bathroom

Albany Prevails in Discrimination Suit

Columbus Settles Sexual Harassment Suit for $250k

His Majesty’s Report on Values and Culture in Fire and Rescue Services

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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