Tag Archives: disability discrimination

Fire Law Roundup for April 15, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 15, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a pink collar theft case out of North Carolina; a $1.5 billion PFAS-related lawsuit filed in Virginia by firefighters with cancer; a due process ruling ...

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Split Decision for Chicago Fire in Disability Discrimination Suit

The US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois handed down a split decision on a disability discrimination case filed by a paramedic candidate for the Chicago Fire Department. Donna Griffin filed suit after the Chicago Fire Department concluded she was “not medically fit” due to the medications she was taking for adjustment disorder and insomnia.

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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 ...

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Fire Law Roundup for October 16, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 16, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a Mississippi firefighter facing felony embezzlement charges for stealing from the firefighter’s association; a ruling from the 11th Circuit holding that a retired firefighter lacks ...

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California Captain Files Disability Discrimination Suit

A fire captain with a California fire department has filed suit claiming the refusal to allow him to return to full-duty following a non-work-related injury constitutes disability discrimination under state law. Joseph Basinski filed suit against the Valley Center Fire Protection District alleging two counts of discrimination.

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Denver Prevails Again on Discrimination Claim

A probationary firefighter who was injured in each of three fire academies, and found to be medically unable to return to duty to complete her probationary period, has lost her race, gender, and disability discrimination lawsuit against the Denver Fire Department.

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Fifth Circuit Upholds Termination of Texas Firefighter

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the termination of a Hunstville, Texas firefighter. Jason January claimed his termination in 2019 was disability discrimination and retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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Fire Law Roundup for June 19, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 19, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a decision by the Seventh Circuit in favor of the City of Kankakee in a lawsuit brought by a female firefighter who accused her officer ...

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California Jury Awards Fired Chief $4.1 Million

A Los Angeles County jury has awarded a former fire chief $4.1 million in damages for wrongful termination and an assortment of employment related counts. Former West Covina fire chief Larry Whithorn claimed he was terminated after a lengthy campaign by a handful of local officials.

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