Aaron Ramirez, a plaintiff employment lawyer in Dallas, writes about the "woman-hating" Dallas Fire Department. The "D" magazine published an article with that just that title. He wrote about the sex harassment issues again at this post. I hope the Dallas experience is unique. I represented a female victim of sex harassment at the San Antonio Fire Department several years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find that the SAFD actually was pretty anxious to hire her. They were not guilty of any sex discrimination, at all. The actual harasser was another employer. But, of course, having served in the Army Reserve and National Guard for some 25 years, I have some first-hand experience with how some women are treated in male dominated work places.
It will end at some point, but it may take a few lawsuits before real change comes…..