Wednesday, December 9, 2009


A Westbrook firefighter was fired last week after a
disciplinary hearing to address allegations of sexual harassment made by two
female firefighters who sued the department and the city. Matthew Lamontagne was
dismissed Friday from the Westbrook Fire and Rescue Department for allegedly
violating the city's harassment policy, said Dan Walsh, a business agent for
Teamsters Local 340, which represents firefighters and rescue workers. Walsh
declined to say Tuesday whether he would appeal the decision. "The union will do
everything within their power to defend the rights of the members," he
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Consultant: Fire Department Needs More Training (December 8, 2009)
Related: State Board Reinstates Firefighter's Rank (June 16, 2009)

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