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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Four Virginia Beach firefighters are suing the city over what they call a tainted promotion process.

    The suit filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court is on behalf of David Scherrer, Richard Ivrving, Alexander Wazlak and Mark Bayly. The master firefighters were all looking to become captains. The promotions process began in May 2017. All master firefighters wanting to become captain have to go through a rigorous test, which includes an exam and tactical evaluation. A list of most qualified candidates for promotion is compiled and the highest scores are promoted first. Just after the process was through, information came to light that two candidates were given information on the tactical portion of the evaluation... Click here for the full article





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    Workplace Harassment

    A federal court jury recently awarded $17,500 in damages to a former employee of the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service after finding the woman was fired for filing a discrimination complaint, the woman’s attorney said. Former lifeguard Robin Lang was able to show that the lifesaving service retaliated against her by firing her after she filed a gender discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, said attorney Lisa A. Bertini, who represented Lang.

    Every legal matter is different. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case, and no attorney can guarantee a positive result in any particular case.

    The Charges:

    Retaliation after filing gender discrimination complaint

    The Verdict:

    $17,500 in damages

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    2017-07-28T16:27:53+00:00

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    2017-07-28T16:28:24+00:00

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