Welcome to the US v. City of NY FDNY
Employment Discrimination Case Website

On this site, claimants can find answers to frequently asked questions and download court rulings and other important documents concerning the case. Claimants can use the Claimant Portal to view information pertaining to their claims in the matter and upload claim documentation.

For more information about the case, please visit the Department of Justice website at:

http://www.justice.gov/fdnycase

Important Update!

On March 11, 2015, the Court entered as final the Amended Monetary Relief Consent Decree, which settles the claims for back pay, fringe benefits, and applicable interest for a total of approximately $99 million.

Key Dates:

  • 15 days after the Judge’s order, by March 26, 2015: GCG will mail and email you a package containing:
    • A “Notice of Individual Monetary Relief Award,”
    • An “Acceptance of Individual Monetary Relief Award & Release of Claims” form that lists the amount of your final award for back pay, fringe benefits, and interest (which may differ from the amount listed in your July 14, 2014, notice), and
    • If you are not currently a New York City employee, federal and New York State withholding tax forms.
    • Priority hires and Delayed Hire Claimants entitled to retroactive seniority will receive further information about the calculation and award of retroactive pension benefits before their awards are issued.

  • 45 days after the Judge’s order, by April 27, 2015: You must complete and return:
    • A completed “Acceptance of Individual Monetary Relief Award & Release of Claims” form and
    • If you are not currently a New York City employee, federal and New York State withholding tax forms.
    • These forms must be completed for you to receive your award.
    • Please click the following to see sample documents reflecting the required information.

  • 150 days after the Judge’s order, by August 10, 2015: Checks will be mailed.
    • The City will issue payment for your back pay award, and
    • GCG will issue payment for your fringe benefits and interest awards.

Please see the FAQs and check back regularly for more information. If you have questions, you may contact GCG at questions@FDNYlitigation.com or at (866)297-7120.