Rochester Firefighter Sues Fire Department Over Alleged Racist Party And Harassment

Jerrod Jones, who joined the Rochester Fire Department in 2008, said in his complaint that his then-supervisor, Jeffrey Krywy, told him to attend a party in July 2022 that Jones described as racially insensitive. Jones alleges the harassment began after he and his attorney held a news conference last August detailing a party he was urged to […]

Connecticut High Court Nixes Workers’ Comp for Firefighter With Heart Condition

A firefighter must be shown to have worked 20 or more hours a week to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under state law, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in reversing an appeals court and state workers’ compensation officials. The high court overturned a 2021 appellate court decision that affirmed orders of the Compensation […]