Tag Archives: FDNY

Fire Law Roundup for June 27, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 20, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a court ruling upholding the termination of a Hunstville, TX firefighter; the indefinite suspension of a San Antonino captain for waiving a handgun at colleagues; a disability discrimination suit by an FDNY EMT terminated for not getting a COVID vaccine; the dismissal of a retaliation suit by a LAFD firefighter; and concerns about an uptick in lawsuits against fire while assisting police.

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Fired FDNY EMT Suit Alleges Disability Discrimination

An EMT with FDNY who was terminated in April has filed suit claiming she is being discriminated against on account of a perceived disability. Giovanna Gonzalez filed suit claiming the city violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act.

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Fire Law Roundup – April 18, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss the dismissal of an Alabama lawsuit alleging military and race discrimination; an appellate decision upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a man jumped out of the back of a moving FDNY ambulance; the conviction of a Virginia firefighter charged criminally for driving a fire truck to a fire; a union harassment lawsuit in Idaho; and a lawsuit against several NJ fire departments who deployed AFFF at a fire scene.

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Fire Law Roundup – March 7, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Dallas Fire Department over an alleged assault of a homeless, mentally disable man; the settlement of a discrimination lawsuit resulting in a former fire chief receiving $400k... and more

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FDNY Firefighters Sue Over COVID Vaccine Suspensions

Fifty firefighters with FDNY who were placed on leave without pay on November 1, 2021 because they had not been vaccinated for COVID19, have filed suit in US District Court alleging a violation of their due process rights. The suit was filed yesterday naming the city and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro as defendants.

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FDNY Ladder Crew Suspended For Actions at Senator’s Office

Six FDNY firefighters have been suspended after taking their apparatus to the office of a state legislator last week and “berating” his staff over the COVID vaccine mandate. Members of Ladder 113 reportedly went to Senator Zellnor Myrie’s office in Brooklyn and told his staffers they would have “blood on their hands.”

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FDNY Prevails in Discrimination Suit

A discrimination lawsuit filed by an FDNY probationary firefighter whose minor injuries caused him to be removed from two academies, has been dismissed. Xavier Lopez claims he was discriminated against on account of his Hispanic heritage.

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FDNY Implements New Anti-Nepotism Policy

FDNY has implemented a new anti-nepotism policy that has sparked some headlines over the past week. The policy, which states it is merely making clear what the city charter already requires, “prohibits City employees from using, or attempting to use, their position to obtain financial gain, privilege, or personal advantage for themselves or for people with whom they are associated with, including close relatives.”

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