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Jury Awards CA Fire Captains $1.6 Million In Reverse Discrimination Case

Published by on March 4, 2008

On March 3, 2008, a Los Angeles jury awarded two Fire Captains a total of $1.6 million in a reverse discrimination case.  Local news coverage of the case can be found here, here and here.  According to the L.A. Times, “Capts. John Tohill and Chris Burton sued the city in October 2006, alleging that they were […]

On March 3, 2008, a Los Angeles jury awarded two Fire Captains a total of $1.6 million in a reverse discrimination case.  Local news coverage of the case can be found herehere and here.  According to the L.A. Times, “Capts. John Tohill and Chris Burton sued the city in October 2006, alleging that they were made scapegoats for the misconduct of a Latino firefighter who placed dog food in the spaghetti dinner of firefighter Tennie Pierce four years ago.”  Pierce’s racial discrimination lawsuit eventually cost the city $2.8 million between a settlement and legal fees.

The Ohio Employer’s Law Blog observes that the case illustrates the need for good internal investigations.  Here is a blog with the other side of the dogfood prank story.

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