Bowling Green Fire Department Statement

Published:
August 11, 2016
Category:
General
Contact:
Kim Lancaster - 270-393-3642
Location:
Bowling Green, KY

The City of Bowling Green received a civil complaint filed by Jeff Queen, a former City firefighter, that alleges violations of federal and state laws related to religious harassment, discrimination based on race and national origin, sexual stereotyping, and alleges violations of the FMLA.

The City of Bowling Green received a civil complaint filed by Jeff Queen, a former City firefighter, that alleges violations of federal and state laws related to religious harassment, discrimination based on race and national origin, sexual stereotyping, and alleges violations of the FMLA.

In response to these allegations, the City has previously placed one firefighter on administrative leave pending further investigation.  That employee has since opted for early retirement.  

The City denies that it violated Mr. Queen's civil or constitutional rights.  Our firefighters are dedicated to their jobs and work hard to protect all citizens of the City of Bowling Green.

Bowling Green is a community made up of many different racial, political, and religious viewpoints and we enjoy a special respect and appreciation for one another here.  We want to encourage all our employees and citizens to have respect for others and keep Bowling Green a kind and caring community in which to live.  Upon advice of counsel, the City’s policy is to not comment on specifics with regard to pending litigation.  The City trusts the justice system will allow it to run its course, and we are confident the truth will come to light.

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