Tag Archives: race discrimination

FDNY Ordered to Pay Up to $128M in Damages

In a long anticipated ruling, Federal District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis has ordered the city of New York to pay damages to past minority applicants to FDNY a total of up to $128,696,803. The ruling is part of the 2007 ...

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Another Race Discrimination Suit for FDNY

Five FDNY electricians have filed a race discrimination lawsuit against three coworkers and the FDNY. The 36 page complaint alleges that supervisors and coworkers subjected the employees to ridicule, scorn, threats, and retaliation, and that they were denied overtime and ...

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New Haven… Again… When Will It End

A group of seven black New Haven firefighters have filed suit against the city seeking to again litigate the validity of the 2003 promotional examinations that gave rise to the US Supreme Court decision in Ricci v. DeStefano. Gary Tinney ...

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DC Fire Sued for Race Discrimination

Last Friday, October 15, 2010, 31 DC firefighters filed suit against the department leadership alleging racism and discrimination. The lawsuit claims that black firefighters have been disciplined, treated unfairly, denied promotions, and subjected to a hostile work environment based on race. ...

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Judge Blocks FDNY From Hiring 300 Probies

Controversial Judge Nicholas Garaufis has dropped another depth charge on the FDNY, blocking the department from hiring 300 new firefighter recruits. Judge Garaufis has previosuly ruled that FDNY purposefully discriminated against minority applicants in its earlier tests. The proposed 300 new firefighters would have ...

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Black Firefighters Sue Local 22, Philadelphia Firefighters

A group of black Philadelphia firefighters filed suit on November 11, 2009 against their union, IAFF Local 22, alleging race discrimination. The group, named the Club Valiants, is seeking class action status on behalf of aproximately 500 African-American firefighters in Philadelphia. The suit ...

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