“Women Settle Gender Bias Lawsuit Against Fire Dept”

From the New York Times. Five EMS officers sued the Fire Department (which oversees EMS) for gender discrimination, i.e., a glass ceiling.

One of the plaintiffs, Mary Dandridge, said that “you had to be a member of a certain clique” to be promoted beyond lieutenant, adding that she had been stuck in that rank since 2005, despite seeking out promotions.

Their victory came via a settlement deal with the City which will give them more than $1 million in back wages.

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