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Philadelphia Firefighter Claims His Officer Harassed Him After He Suffered a Heart Attack

A Philadelphia firefighter who claims he was harassed and bullied by his officer after returning to duty following a heart attack has filed suit claiming disability discrimination and retaliation. Perry Lawrynkiewicz filed suit in US District Court claiming violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and the City of Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance.

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Illinois Harassment-Suicide Suit to Proceed

A lawsuit filed by the husband of a firefighter who committed suicide allegedly due to work-related gender-based discrimination, has survive a motion to dismiss. Daniel Zaboroski filed suit last year as the executor for the estate of his wife, Nicole Hladik.

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LA Firefighter Sues for Race Discrimination

A veteran Los Angeles City firefighter has filed suit against the city and up to 100 unnamed firefighters claiming he was harassed and discriminated against because he is African American, and then retaliated against once he complained. Firefighter-Paramedic Emanuel Brown filed the suit Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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Podcast 22: Hazing, Pranks and Bullying in the Fire Service

In this episode, Curt and Linda Willing discuss the cultural and legal challenges associated with hazing, pranks and bullying in the fire service. Linda is a retired fire officer from the Boulder Fire Department and a noted author, columnist and lecturer. She is the author of On the Line: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories.

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Firefighter’s Mom Seeks Change In Culture

The mother of deceased Fairfax County firefighter Nicole Mittendorf is sounding off about her daughter’s death and the culture of bullying that contributed to it. Marde Clardy was quoted by WUSA Channel 9 as saying “No other parent needs to live with what I’ve gone through.”

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Texas Firefighters Terminated Over Hazing Video

Six firefighters with the Westfield Fire Department were terminated yesterday following a rookie hazing that was captured on video. The video shows a firefighter strapped to a backboard having water and an assortment of food items dumped on him by his colleagues.

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FDNY Sued Over Sexual Assault Hazing

An African American FDNY probie who claims he was sexually assaulted during a hazing ritual at his new firehouse, has filed a 38 page federal lawsuit naming the city of New York, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro, a lieutenant and three firefighters.

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Shreveport Fire Bullying Case Sparks Suit By Detective

The strange bullying case that resulted in criminal charges against seven Shreveport firefighters including the fire chief, just got a lot stranger with the filing of a retaliation lawsuit by the police detective who headed the investigation. Shreveport homicide detective ...

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