Fire Law Roundup for May 13, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 13, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss an Ohio lawsuit  alleging gender, disability and pregnancy discrimination following the denial of a light-duty assignment;  a criminal case from Canada resulting from an altercation precipitated by an argument over washing-dishes; a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit in Virginia filed by a former female firefighter; the sentencing of a Massachusetts firefighter to prison for secretly video recorded female colleagues in the firehouse; and a decision by the Washington Court of Appeals concluding that a PTSD statute for firefighters is not retroactive for retired firefighters.

Light-Duty Denial Prompts Gender, Disability and Pregnancy Discrimination Suit in Ohio

Ottawa Fire’s Dishwashing Altercation Case Goes To Trial

Lynchburg Prevails in Gender Discrimination Suit

Mass Firefighter Sentenced for Secretly Recording Female Firefighters

Washington Appeals Court Rejects Retroactivity of 2018 PTSD Comp Law

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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