Female Firefighter Awarded $444,000 In Sex Discrimination Suit

FLORIDA &#8211 A federal jury has unanimously found the city of New Smyrna Beach liable in the sexual harassment of former female firefighter-paramedic and awarded her $444,000 in back wages and emotional distress damages. After five days of testimony in Orlando on Tuesday, the seven-woman and one-man jury found in two hours of deliberations that […]

Tense Labor Relations Between DC And Police, Fire Unions

WASHINGTON, DC &#8211 Three D.C. firefighters are under scrutiny for attending a White House event with President Obama, prompting the unions representing the District’s police officers and firefighters to refuse to participate in a luncheon with Mayor Vincent Gray honoring employees for their work to safeguard last month’s inauguration. “We’re not going to participate until […]

Female Deputy Claiming Political Denial Of Promotion Wins $1m

A female deputy in Illinois who claims she was passed up for promotion because of politics has won a $1 million jury award against the county. Susan J. Lakics, who had worked for the DuPage County sheriff’s office for 16 years, claimed that Sheriff John Zaruba promoted less qualified candidates who scored lower than her […]