Convention Center, Employees Settle Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (August 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court has signed off on a settlement between the New York Convention Center Operating Corp. (NYCCOC) and a class of current and former African-American and Hispanic employees who brought an action claiming the rampant racial discrimination at the convention center created a “hostile” work environment.

Judge Deborah A. Batts in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved the class action settlement on Aug. 15, which will provide the minority class members with $8.4 million, with $3 million of that...
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