$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...
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