A labor complaint from the second female firefighter to sue the City of Providence for discrimination and harassment in the past several years has been decided in her favor.
An arbitrator has ruled that Danielle Masse will have her rank restored to captain and will be paid the difference in wages for the past 20 months. She is currently on medical leave from the department.
The city now has 90 days to appeal the arbitrator’s ruling.
Masse filed the grievance through the Providence Firefighters Union after she was demoted, suspended for 10 days without pay and permanently reprimanded in March 2016 following a verbal argument with a Rhode Island state trooper.