Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Fire Law Roundup for February 5, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for February 5, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of two gender discrimination lawsuit by the Lincoln Fire Department in Nebraska; an appellate decision dismissing the claims of a kayaker injured during ...

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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 9, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 9, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss criminal charges against volunteer firefighters in two states for setting multiple fires; a court ruling dismissing FDNY from an EMS-related suit for wrongful death; the ...

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Fire Law Roundup for September 4, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for September 4, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by a volunteer firefighter with the Hawaii County Fire Department who was burned at a wildland fire in 2021; a suit filed ...

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Fire Law Roundup for August 28, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 28, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by Maui County against local utility companies over the recent wildfires; a suit by a former Alabama captain claiming he was passed ...

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Fire Law Roundup for July 17, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 17, 2023, Curt discusses a lawsuit filed by a Massachusetts firefighter who was terminated for what he claims was refusing to sign a false document; a ruling in a discrimination lawsuit ...

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Fire Law Roundup for May 22, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 22, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by a New York volunteer fire company against contractors over toxic fill used in the construction of a new firehouse; the filing ...

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Firefighter Claims Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Cost Her Two Jobs

A California firefighter who was dismissed from two different fire departments, has filed suit against one of the departments and three of its officers. Shelly White filed suit against the Rough & Ready Fire Protection District, Fire Chief Robert Vaughn, Captain Matt Wright, and Lieutenant David Hicks alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.

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Fire Law Roundup for April 10, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 10, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit out of Oregon; an investigation by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue into a hidden bathroom cam; the granting of summary judgment ...

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Fire Law Roundup for January 30, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 30, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a race discrimination lawsuit filed by a paid-on-call lieutenant in Michigan; a ruling by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division that four fire departments ...

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FDNY EMT Accuses EMS Chief of Sexual Harassment

An EMT with FDNY has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit claiming a high-ranking chief pursued her, and then retaliated against her when she reported his harassment. Gina Bellido filed suit against FDNY and EMS Deputy Assistant Chief Roberto Colon in US District Court.

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Fire Law Roundup for December 19, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for December 19, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a DC firefighter who claims an officer sexually assaulted her in the firehouse; a ruling by the Massachusetts Civil ...

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Fire Law Roundup for August 8, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 8, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a New Jersey lawsuit alleging firefighters responded to a fatal fire after drinking at a local event; a ruling that dismissed a lawsuit challenging Los ...

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FDNY Prevails in Discrimination Suit, Appeal Filed

An FDNY firefighter who claimed he was sexually assaulted and racially discriminated against when assigned to his first firehouse after the fire academy, is appealing entry of judgment in favor of the city. Gordon Springs filed suit against the city and several firefighters in 2017.

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