Discrimination – unjust or prejudicial treatment, particularly on the grounds of race, age, or sex – is an unfortunate reality in many industries, including the fire service. Discrimination has been alleged in fire service hiring, disciplinary and termination practices, as well as the treatment of members of all ranks, from firefighter through fire chief. The FireRescue1 Discrimination information page shares news about discrimination-related allegations, charges and lawsuits; recent events like the 2020 protests of social injustices within public safety agencies; and expert analysis to help reduce discrimination – and subsequent lawsuits – in the fire service.
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