The efforts to diversify the department comes in response to a lawsuit charging discrimination in the department’s testing and hiring practices.
A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers.
For many in this economy, the fact that they are unemployed isn’t their fault. But some people are being denied a new job because they currently are without one.
“It has racial overtones. It really does. My parents grew up in the south and we heard stories over the years,” said Greg Seabrook.
A judge found that white recruits are more likely than black recruits to have friends or family members in the Fire Department encouraging them to persevere through the department’s long hiring process.
Judge Nicholas Garaufis gave his findings Wednesday following a civil trial last month in Brooklyn. The Justice Department had sued on behalf of a black fraternal organization.
The judge said the EEOC supported its claim of a pervasive bias with no statistical evidence of discrimination and about 10 statements from four or five managers or executives in a company of 10,000 employees, 603 of whom took maternity leave during a six-year span covered by the lawsuit.
Steven Saunders alleges that his supervisors told him to keep his sexual orientation a secret but then proceeded to “out” him without his permission later subjecting him to obscene verbal attacks and gestures from his colleagues.
What’s believed to be the longest-running race discrimination case in the history of the United States has come to an end.
There’s unrest at a Bronx cemetery, as dozens picketed outside Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, carrying signs and asking to bury racism.
A New York Waterways employee has been suspended after telling two Muslim women to take off some of their religious attire.
A lawsuit accuses a New York City businessman of using Facebook and MySpace to keep certain minorities from making reservations at his nightclub.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City will appeal a ruling that has halted the hiring of rookie firefighters amid test-discrimination claims.