NYC Discriminated Against Female Job Seekers: Judge

Law360, New York (May 13, 2010, 5:09 PM EDT) -- New York City and its Department of Transportation have discriminated against women since 1997 by refusing to hire them as bridge painters, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Bringing to an end a two-year lawsuit alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Judge William H. Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted remedial relief that may result in back pay and job placement for women injured by the discrimination.

“The evidence adduced at trial...
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