United States V. City Of New York FDNY Employment Discrimination Case

Important Information about the Claims Process


NOTE: THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A CLAIM FOR RELIEF HAS PASSED

In April 2012, the Court ordered the claims process to begin in United States v. City of New York. On May 4, 2012, the City mailed notice and claim form documents to all black and Hispanic applicants who took Written Exam 7029 (first administered in 1999) and/or Written Exam 2043 (first administered in 2002). All black and Hispanic applicants who took either or both of these exams were required to return a claim form by June 18, 2012, in order to be considered for individual relief. Eligible claimants may receive relief awards, including:

  • Cash awards of back pay to make up for wages and benefits lost due to discrimination
  • Consideration for a job offer to become an FDNY firefighter (must meet all current minimum job qualifications, except the age requirement)
  • Seniority to current FDNY firefighters and those hired as a result of this lawsuit
  • Black applicants may also receive compensatory damages (which are separate from back pay) for the lost enjoyment and job satisfaction of working as an FDNY firefighter

Important: Update your contact information

If you are black or Hispanic and you took the FDNY entry-level firefighter written examination first administered in 1999 (Exam 7029), the FDNY entry-level firefighter written examination first administered in 2002 (Exam 2043), or both exams, please provide your updated contact information here to ensure that we have your most recent contact information. > >

Updated August 6, 2015

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