Tag Archives: FMLA

Firefighter Pregnancy: Why is this so hard?

I believe that Federal Law does not provide adequate protection to women in the fire service. In other public safety careers, e.g., it can be much easier for a woman to either continue working their normal job or switch to another unit where they can get light duty.  For us firefighters, it is much harder, especially if you are in a smaller department.  Those light-duty opportunities are just not available.

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Bonehead Decision of the Year: Close the Nominations, Please!

By:  Robert Avsec I opened my e-mail yesterday to view the latest FireRescue1.com newsletter and this is one of the leads: Pregnant firefighter placed on unpaid leave by Conn. department City officials are investigating saying the department may be violating state and federal laws by placing her on unrequested, unpaid leave because she’s pregnant. The next thing I did was ...

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