Fire Law Roundup for December 4, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for December 4, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals concluding that the state’s Board of Mediation acted arbitrarily in denying a union’s petition to organize fire captains under the contract bar rule; a federal court decision upholding the Atlantic City Fire Department’s no-beard policy; the refiling of a sexual harassment suit in Oregon; the dismissal of a suit brought against the Portland Fire Department and a firefighter over a drowning death in 2020; and a disability and age discrimination suit brought by a Missouri firefighter.

Missouri Court of Appeals Overrules Labor Board

Federal Court Upholds Atlantic City Fire’s No-Beard Rule

Oregon Volunteer Again Seeks $8.35 Million for Sexual Harassment

Wrongful Death Suit Against Maine City and Firefighter is Dismissed

Missouri Firefighter Claims Disability and Age Discriminationhttps://www.firelawblog.com/2023/11/28/missouri-firefighter-claims-disability-and-age-discrimination/

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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