Connecticut firefighters accept settlement in discrimination case

07/29/2011 | Google

Firefighters from New Haven, Conn., will get about $2 million from the city in a discrimination case that has stretched over seven years. The Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that city officials violated white firefighters' civil rights when they discarded results from promotion tests because not enough minorities did well; the firefighters then returned to federal court, seeking damages. Twenty firefighters have agreed to accept back pay, additional pension benefits and interest, according to court papers.

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