Training the Fire Chiefs and First Officers on Labor and Employment Issues

in Employment, Employment, Labor, News

At a recent Fire Training Academy at Cuyahoga Community College, Weston Hurd Labor & Employment attorneys provided guidance to fire chiefs and first officers on navigating various employment-related issues they may encounter as part of their administrative duties.

Presented by attorneys Martha Allee, Morris Hawk, Donald Jaffe, Jack Kluznik and Timothy Obringer, topics covered during the two-hour interactive program that utilized learning techniques such as lecture, audience response software and video vignettes included:

  • Unfair labor practices and SERB
  • Dealing with illness in the workplace and how to treat leave requests under the FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation
  • Ohio’s Whistleblower statutes
  • Retaliation
  • First Amendment
  • EEO compliance and procedures
  • Hostile work environment/harassment



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