Case Study 1: 50 points 

Review Case Study 14-1: Physical Fitness and Wellness Program – Annual Medical Exam, found on page 184 in the textbook. Weimer v. City of Baton Rouge, 915 So.2d 875 (La.App. May 6, 2005). 

The full decision is available at 

http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1814941207931918549&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr

This case addressed the legality of imposing a health and wellness program on firefighters. 

Describe the nature of the health and wellness program in your fire department or another department in your state. Explain the process by which the program was implemented and the union’s part, if any, in that process. Address the aspects of the program requiring voluntary or mandatory participation and, if applicable, disciplinary or non-disciplinary actions resulting from refusal to participate. 

Your response should be at least 300 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. 

Case Study 2: 50 points
Review Case Study 14-3: Physical Ability Testing, Adverse Impact on Female Firefighters, found on page 187 in the 

textbook. Victoria Pietras v. Board of Fire Commissioners of the Farmingdale Fire District, 180 F.3d 468 (2nd Cir. 1999). The full decision is available at 

http://openjurist.org/180/f3d/468/pietras-v-board-of-fire-commissioners-of-the-farmingville-fire-district

This case addressed the disparate impact of a physical agility test on female firefighters. 

Describe the physical agility testing done by your fire department or a department in your state. Address whether the testing is work related and reflects a “real world” scenario. Also, discuss whether you believe the testing has a disparate impact based upon sex or age. 

Your response should be at least 300 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. 

Please submit your Case Study 1 and 2 responses as one Word document.
 

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