When does a firefighter have a right to remain silent, and when does a firefighter have to answer questions or face termination? If you are responsible for overseeing firefighter discipline, conducting investigations or representing firefighters accused of misconduct, and you are not certain when a firefighter has a right to remain silent, this webinar is for you.
The Garrity Rule will be explained in simple terms. The leading firefighter Garrity cases will be discussed & copies provided. The reality is firefighters have a right to remain silent under certain circumstances. Those asking the questions as well as those advising the witness, need to know when. Mistakes – even well intentioned – can cost firefighters their jobs… or worse.
This program is for fire service leaders, firefighter union representatives, HR managers & attorneys who play a role in firefighter discipline. It may be of interest to those involved with discipline of other public employees including police, teachers, & public works.
What you will learn:
• Two aspects of Garrity: understanding the difference clears up so much of the confusion!
• Shades of Grey: Garrity & Off-Duty Misconduct
• Garrity & Weingarten: the difference & why smart union reps NEVER allow both to be an issue in the same case
• When you must, when you may
• How compelled is compelled?
Instructor: Curt Varone JD, EFO has 45+ yrs in the fire service & 35+ yrs as a practicing attorney licensed in RI & ME. He is a retired deputy chief from Providence RI, a Contributing Editor for Firehouse Magazine, & operates Fire Law Blog. He remains active as a deputy chief in Exeter RI.
Time: 1:00pm-4:30PM Eastern
Cost: $150 per person
For group discounts or if you can't use Paypal, email CurtVarone@gmail.com
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