NYC Parks Employees Will Get $12M In Bias Case

Law360, New York (May 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge approved a $21 million settlement on Thursday between the New York City Parks Department and black and Hispanic employees who say the city discriminated against them, putting a nearly 10-year legal battle to rest.

The roughly 3,500 plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit will receive nearly $12 million, split among three classes. Employees who were allegedly denied promotions because of their race will get about $5 million, employees who were allegedly paid less than their white co-workers will get about $5.8 million, and...
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