Nebraska captain's attorney wants court to force city to post notice about verdict at fire stations

  • Source: Lincoln Journal Star
  • Published: 04/01/2019 12:00 AM

The attorney for a Lincoln Fire & Rescue captain who won a $1.2 million verdict against the city last month for retaliation after he reported discrimination wants a judge to order mandatory training on harassment, discrimination and retaliation for all department supervisors. In a motion filed this week, Troy Hurd's attorney, Kelly Brandon, also is asking Senior U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp to force the department to post a "conspicuous notice" on employee bulletin boards at all the city's fire stations about Hurd's case and the jury's finding that command staff's actions amounted to illegal retaliation. She suggested a four-paragraph statement that ends: "Please be aware that the City of Lincoln and Lincoln Fire & Rescue are determined to learn from these findings and are committed to remedying all acts of retaliation and discrimination." Brandon said it was needed to counter the fact that Hurd has suffered "a loss of reputation, humiliation and embarrassment and has been shunned by co-workers and command staff alike." She said all efforts to date by the city have been "too weak and halfhearted to be successful."


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