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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
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.
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- Bertini joins American Arbitration Association – New York, NY/September 20, 2018-Lisa A. Bertini became an Arbitrator/member of the American Arbitration Association® (AAA®)-International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR®) arbitration panels. Ms. Bertini will continue with her very active employment practice at her firm, Bertini Law, P.C., in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ms. Bertini’s practice has been dedicated for the last 30 years to.
- Andrea Ruege Represent VB Fire Fighters – 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.
- Lisa Bertini attends MLK Jr. Memorial in NYC – Lisa attended the Dr. MLK Jr. Memorial at the Fifth Ave Presbyterian Church in NYC to hear the inspiring words of Rev Barber. Then she marched to pray for a change for moral revolution/ revival in front of Trump tower. Woke. Click here to listen to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
- Virginia Fellow Lisa Bertini quoted in The New York Times – The human resources department at my company (a nonprofit with about 100 employees) is extremely concerned with avoiding hiring factors that might get us into trouble legally. So obviously they don’t ask candidates about age, marital status and so forth. But they also do not look at a potential employee’s social media. After an offer.