Fire Law Roundup for June 3, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 3, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by a Former Nashville paramedic claiming the city retaliated against him for documenting the failure of Davidson County jail personnel to follow the law related to the right of inmates to refuse medical transport; a wrongful termination suit brought by a North Carolina fire captain who was terminated over his social media posts;  the awarding for $726,876.04 in attorney fees and costs in a sexual harassment case by a  former Lincoln, Nebraska firefighter; a lawsuit by a California IAFF local claiming its members are being retaliated against for voicing their concerns about mismanagement of the fire department, by being subjected to excessive mandatory overtime; and a religious-discrimination lawsuit brought by a Lifeguard Captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for requiring him to raise the Progress Pride Flag.

Nashville Medic Alleges He Was Wrongfully Forced to Resign

North Carolina Captain Terminated for Social Media Post Claims Free Speech Violation

Court Awards $700k in Attorney Fees in Nebraska Sexual Harassment Case

California Firefighters Claim Excessive Mandatory Overtime is Retaliation

LA County Sued by Lifeguard Captain Over Progress Pride Flag

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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