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!

The parties have filed with the Court a Proposed Amended Monetary Relief Consent Decree, which, if approved, will settle the claims for back pay, fringe benefits, and applicable interest for a total of approximately $99 million.

Key Dates:

  • July 14, 2014: If the Court decided that you are eligible for a monetary award, GCG sent you documents that list the amount of money you are entitled to receive under the proposed settlement on July 14, 2014. Please note that this amount is subject to the Court’s approval and may change before a final order is entered by the Court.

  • October 1, 2014: On October 1, 2014, the Court held a Fairness Hearing to determine whether to approve the Decree and the proposed individual monetary relief awards for back pay, fringe benefits, and interest. Following the Fairness Hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the Decree.

  • 15 days after the Court approves the Decree: GCG will send you documents that list the amount of your final award for back pay, fringe benefits, and interest, which may differ from the amount listed in your July 14 notice. GCG will also send you an “Acceptance of Individual Monetary Relief Award & Release of Claims” form and any applicable withholding tax forms for you to complete and return within 30 days. These forms must be completed in order for you to receive your award.

  • 150 days after the Court approves the Decree: You can expect to receive your award approximately 150 days after the Court approves the Decree, assuming you have completed all paperwork in a timely manner.

Please check back regularly for more information.