Richmond's female firefighters walk off the job

The women cite sexual and life-threatening harassment
||Last Updated: 04/03/2006

All the female firefighters in Richmond, B.C., have left their jobs, citing widespread sexual harassment from their male colleagues.

Two female firefighters have filed action against the fire service in the city south of Vancouver, while the other two women have been on sick leave for nearly two months.

Sandra Jansen filed a discrimination complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. Jeanette Moznik, who hasn't worked since 2001, filed a suit with the B.C. Supreme Court alleging that male firefighters committed lewd, pornographic and even life-threatening acts of harassment against her.