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In a 34-page opinion, the 14th Court affirmed a lower court ruling won by Houston firefighters.
Black firefighters were frequently moved into one fire station, often passed over for promotions and were not actively recruited to work for a department serving a racially diverse city.
The trial is testing competing evidence and conflicting testimony between Harris and Unified Government officials.
May 20: What legal considerations should fire departments be concerned with when it comes to maintaining records of inspections related to apparatus, inventory, controlled substances, and so forth?
Lawsuits tend to be the only recourse for female firefighters to fight discrimination, harassment, and hostility.
Assistant chief claims she was discriminated against and harassed after blowing the whistle on instances of cheating, racism and safety violations.
Frischling is accused of posting pictures of motor vehicle accident victims on social media.
James' claim was denied citing a preexisting condition for the torn heart valve.
The apparent changes also drew heat from the Uniformed Firefighters Association and the widow of FDNY Lt. Michael Davidson.
Noose and sexually explicit drawings found in fire station office.