A veteran firefighter has sued the City of Everett alleging he has been the target of racist remarks and actions that have gone unacknowledged and unpunished by fire department and city officials, including an incident where someone left a sticker depicting a gorilla in firefighter garb on his locker.
Kansas City Fire Chief Donna Lake said she has been directed by new city manager Brian Platt to initiate a six-point plan to address racial discrimination in the fire department.
Three Black San Francisco employees filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the city, accusing agencies of failing to provide Black workers with equal employment opportunities and prevent discrimination.
Jeremy E. Clawson, a captain and the only minority member of the Albany Fire Department, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing city leaders of rescinding his promotion to the position of battalion chief early last year after he was treated for hypothermia by paramedics during an off-duty incident.
Occasionally, injured workers are terminated while on a disability. Is that legal? John K. and Dr. Beth Murphy offer some perspective.
John K. Murphy looks back on legal issues fire departments faced in 2019.
John K. Murphy weights in on a St. Paul firefighter's federal legal claims of discrimination because of his limited eyesight won a $528,432 payout, according to a settlement reached by attorneys for the city and plaintiff.