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Louisiana Captain Claims Promotion would be a Reasonable Accommodation

A Louisiana fire captain who was terminated in 2018 has filed suit claiming the fire department failed to accommodate his cardiac related disability by, among other things, not promoting him to District Chief or Chief of Administration. Darrin J. Guzzardo was a captain with the St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 12.

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St. Louis Settles Promotion Discrimination Suit

A lawsuit filed by 140 black St. Louis firefighters challenging the promotional test for captain and battalion chief has been settled with a comprehensive agreement to overhaul the promotional process. The suit was filed in state court by the 140 named firefighters and the Firefighters Institute for Racial Equality alleging that the 2013 promotional process was racially discriminatory.

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