City Agrees To “Injunctive Relief And Back Pay” In FDNY Discrimination Case

The Vulcan Society, who brought the suit, outside federal court in 2012. Photo c/o The Daily News

A settlement in a seven year old hiring practice discrimination cased filed by the Vulcan Society, a group of African American firefighters, will stop an upcoming trial and provide reparations to those discriminated against.

Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights described the agreement as “broad injunctive relief and back pay.”

Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis decided in 2011 that the FDNY discriminated against minorities intentionally in its written test, demanding the department create a new test. In May, an appeals court tossed Garaufis’ decision, leaving in place a court-ordered monitor to oversee the department’s efforts in creating inclusive hiring

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