Discipline Violates Firefighter Bill Of Rights

Robert Pitre is a New Orleans firefighter. On June 14, 2020, Pitre was working at Fire Station #24. Upon arrival, Captain Michael Ebbs directed Pitre to obtain his gear and proceed to the location of other firefighters who were responding to a fire. Captain Ebbs and Pitre were the only firefighters at the fire station. Prior to departure, Captain Ebbs was injured when the door through which firetrucks exit…

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Firefighter Bill Of Rights Does Not Necessarily Require Neutral Hearing Officer

Brandon Leroy was hired as a firefighter by the City of San Jose, California in 2006. In May 2010, a City fire engineer named Brandon Ragan sent a “Harassment Claim” memorandum to the City’s Office of Employee Relations regarding Leroy. Ragan slept in a communal dorm at the fire station. The bed he used was next to a wall that his room shared with a private dorm room used…

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Daily Log Is Not A ‘Personnel File’ For Purposes Of Firefighter Bill Of Rights

California’s Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act contains a provision similar to those in firefighter and law enforcement bills of rights around the country. Under Section 3250 of the Government Code of California, a firefighter has the right to review and respond to any negative comment that is “entered in his or her personnel file, or any other file used for any personnel purposes by his or her employer.”…

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What Is A “Personnel File” Under The California Firefighters Bill Of Rights?

In this podcast, Will interviews California management attorney Barbara Raileanu about a case involving whether a supervisor’s log can be considered a “personnel file” under the California Firefighter Procedural Bill of Rights. Download podcast Subscribe to this podcast via RSS or iTunes Subscribe to this podcast by email Subscribe to Labor Relations Information System » Podcasts by Email

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