Employers Exposed When Women’s Safety Equipment Doesn’t Fit

The military has been asking for equipment sized to the female body since 1978. Last month, an advisory panel on women in the Armed Forces made that requestagain. “Poorly fitting equipment is a leading cause of injury in servicemembers,” a March Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services annual report reads. Given that most traditional […]

Judge Orders Brookline Firefighter Be Reinstated After Discrimination Controversy

BOSTON — A judge has ruled that a Brookline firefighter who was fired after complaining about racial discrimination should be reinstated. The ordeal surrounding Gerald Alston’s stance with the department has been going on for years. Alston first complained to the fire chief in 2010. He said Lieutenant Paul Pender left him a voicemail and […]