$1.3M Deal Ends Sex Bias Case Over FDNY's 'Glass Ceiling'
Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT) -- Five women who filed a lawsuit in 2006 claiming that gender bias blocked their ascent through the ranks of the New York City Fire Department's Emergency Medical Service wrapped up their case in a $1.3 million settlement with the city, plaintiffs' counsel announced Friday.
The deal called for the five plaintiffs, who were ranking members of the FDNY's EMS division, to get $1.06 million in back pay and $261,000 in compensatory damages, in addition to attorneys' fees. The settlement, which also includes corrective measures agreed to by the defendants, will help counter years of discriminatory practices that stopped qualified women from...
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