Tag Archives: sex discrimination

Another Gender Discrimination Suit For Chicago Fire

Twenty African-American female applicants to the Chicago Fire Department who are already plaintiffs in two other discrimination suits against the city, have filed yet a third suit against the city, this time challenging a physical abilities test that was used ...

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San Jose Settles Sex Discrimination Suit

The city of San Jose has agreed to settle a sexual discrimination suit brought last year by two female fire captains who claimed they were wrongfully denied promotions. Captains Debra Ward and Patricia Tapia filed the suit in state court ...

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Station Modifications and Gender Discrimination

Today’s Burning Question: My department is an all career medium sized department in the mid-west with 7 firehouses. We recently promoted several engineers, which prompted a series of transfers. In the process a female firefighter (engineer) was denied a transfer ...

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New Jersey VFD Sued for Sex Discrimination

The Cape May County Herald is reporting that two women have filed a sex discrimination suit against the City of North Wildwood and the North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company. According to the news report, the women were denied membership. City ...

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You Can’t Win Them All

A retired battalion chief from the Kansas City (Missouri) Fire Department who won two previous Federal court cases for sexual discrimination in 1999 (Kline I) and 2006 (Kline II), finally lost a case (Kline III). On December 22, 2009, a ...

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$2.5 Million Verdict Against Fresno

A Federal District Court jury in California awarded a mother $2.5 million for sex discrimination arising from her departure from the Fresno Fire Department. The woman, Michelle Maher, was a Fresno Fire recruit in 2005, but alleges she was discriminated against ...

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