3 firefighters sue Hillsboro Fire & save, alleging sex and age discrimination, toxic environment

3 firefighters sue Hillsboro Fire & save, alleging sex and age discrimination, toxic environment

A Hillsboro Fire & save automobile is observed in a 4, 2015, file photo july. Kristyna Wentz-Graff/File LC- The Oregonian/Oregonlive

Three firefighters with Hillsboro Fire & save are suing the town and two fire chiefs, alleging a aggressive work place rife with intercourse, age and impairment discrimination.

Anne Raven, Miguel Bautista and Paul Harvey filed the lawsuit that is civil April in Washington County Circuit Court, naming David Downey, chief for the division since 2017, and Jeff Gurske, deputy chief, that has been because of the division for fifteen years.

The lawsuit alleges the populous city”condones and perpetuates a method mired in sexism, racism, and ableism.”

The suit asks for a total of $801,965 from the city and defendants among the three plaintiffs.

Raven, formerly a Philadelphia firefighter for ten years, was hired by Hillsboro Fire & save in 2015. Raven claims that despite being qualified, she’s got never been promoted inside the division, while a few white males without her amount of experience have now been provided promotions.

In line with the suit, her skills consist of sitting on many emergency solutions committees and developing a protocol, “Managing Cardiac Arrest in Pregnant Patients,” that has been used by Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. Furthermore, in March 2020, Raven was asked because of the state that is assistant manager of EMS and Trauma techniques to re-write the Oregon Crisis Care instructions in the beginning of the pandemic with a group of seven other folks, mostly doctors.

Gurske is amongst the males Raven claims happens to be promoted over her

Raven said Gurske perpetuated a tradition of sexism during the division by telling improper jokes during an early morning conference he called “coffee clutch.” In line with the suit, Gurske told Raven about filming amateur movies that are pornographic in community university and asked Raven what her “kink” was. Continue reading “3 firefighters sue Hillsboro Fire & save, alleging sex and age discrimination, toxic environment”