A local NAACP leader in Louisiana has filed suit against the Lafayette Fire and Police Civil Service Board claiming that one of its member shared a politically oriented video on Facebook in violation of state law.
An applicant to the Gulfport Fire Department who was told he would have to cut his dreadlocks before he could start last year, has filed suit claiming race discrimination. Larry Christmas Jr. claims he passed the written and agility tests necessary to start with the GFD but was ordered to cut his dreadlocks.
Today’s burning question: Is it foreseeable that municipal leaders and their firefighters may one day be able to work toward a common goal rather than fighting over every single issue? Answer: It would appear that long awaited day has arrived in Illinois.
A volunteer firefighter in Illinois has been charged in connection with a series of five arson fires over the past two weeks. Kenneth Grabow, 20, is facing 6 counts of criminal damage to property and 4 counts of arson in connection with the 5 fires.
Brevard County has reached a settlement with the patient who was injured last year when a paramedic flipped him off a stretcher after transporting him to the Weusthoff Medical Center. The patient, James Slater, filed suit last month against Brevard County and former Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedic Kenneth Hallenbeck
A North Carolina fire department has announced that is it suing a former employee who stands accused of fraud and embezzlement. The Fletcher Fire and Rescue Department, Inc filed suit against Brenda Livingston earlier this month.
The suicide of a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue firefighter appears to be the result of sex-based cyber-bullying, perhaps precipitated by her colleagues. The body of firefighter Nicole Mittendorff was found earlier this week in Shenandoah National Park after an exhaustive six-day search.
In the aftermath of an $800,000 jury verdict against the city of Providence for sexual harassment, WJAR TV10 reporter Katie Davis did an in depth investigative piece on the recent case, comparing it to an earlier case of sexual harassment that occurred 17 years earlier.
A lawsuit filed by a civilian fire department employee that accused Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens of assault has been settled for $5,000. Brian Alcid, who served as a facilities maintenance supervisor, filed suit last October claiming that in December, 2013, Chief Janssens grabbed him by the neck.
Today’s burning question: From a legal stand point would it be better to use an email forwarding system that sends work emails to firefighters’ personal email addresses or to provide each member with a true email account with log in and server space?
A federal jury took just four hours to award a former Providence Fire Department rescue officer $800,000 in damages for sexual harassment and retaliation. Lori Franchina filed suit in 2012 claiming she had been subjected to numerous instances of harassment, including incidents where co-workers refused to assist her at emergency scenes.
The battle between five Wisconsin municipalities over the allocations of costs for their jointly controlled fire district was resolved last week when a Chippewa County judge ruled that the Village of Lake Hallie cannot deduct tax incremental financing from its valuation for purposes of establishing its contribution.
A San Bernardino Superior Court jury has awarded a former division chief $704,000 for age-discrimination. Division Chief George Corley was terminated by the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District in February, 2012.
A Camden firefighter who claimed to be disabled has been found guilty of second-degree theft by deception by a Camden County jury. Shane B. Streater claimed that job related back and neck injuries prevented him from continuing to work as a firefighter in Camden.