Jacksonville Fire Dept. Accused Of Racial Bias In Hiring

Law360, Miami (February 15, 2013, 7:55 PM EST) -- The NAACP and a local Jacksonville, Fla., minority firefighters' union on Thursday sued the city's fire department on behalf of a putative class of black firefighters over its hiring, transfer and assignment policies, which allegedly have a disproportionately adverse effect on black firefighters.

In a suit filed in the Middle District of Florida, the Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefighters, a chapter of the International Association of African-American Professional Fire Fighters, also called the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department a hostile and racially charged work environment. The suit was...
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