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Boone County Fire Protection District

Boone County, MO: (Aug-18-07) Five former employees filed suit against the Boone County Fire Protection District, alleging that the city sexually discriminated and retaliated against them. In a settlement reached, the district agreed to pay a combined $112,500. Bruce Piringer, a former assistant chief, sued the fire district in November 2006, claiming he was subject to sexual discrimination and was fired for publicly speaking out against district officials. The settlement included Chief of Staff Rob Brown, who contended he also was fired in retaliation after making complaints about former Assistant Chief Sharon Curry and former Firefighter Deb Diller and former battalion chiefs Todd Burke and Jerry Jenkins. Fire district turmoil became public in summer 2005 when four of the employees complained at a fire district board of directors meeting. Most of the complaints targeted the romantic relationship between Fire Chief Steve Paulsell and Curry, which they said created a hostile work environment. Curry resigned her post in February 2007. [COLUMBIA TRIBUNE: EMPLOYEE DISCRIMINATION]

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Published on Aug-20-07


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